Berlin, Germany

Summer in Berlin

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Information for term Summer in Berlin

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Dates: May 17 – Jun 14, 2021 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Dates: Jun 14 – Jul 12, 2021 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
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days
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Dates: Jul 12 – Aug 7, 2021 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Dates: May 17 – Jul 12, 2021 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Dates: Jun 14 – Aug 7, 2021 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Dates: May 17 – Aug 7, 2021 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Pack your bags and immerse yourself in the rich culture of one of Europe's most dynamic cities this summer. Learn about the historical context of the Holocaust, explore the important role that monuments, memorials, and public spaces have played in Germany’s turbulent modern history, or discuss the functions and power distributions in the European Union. Courses are taught in English at CIEE Global Institute - Berlin and complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

  • GO MOBILE!

    Stay in Berlin for the duration of your study abroad or add on blocks in other Open Campus locations in London, Rome, Madrid, Copenhagen, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, and Paris.

  • EXPLORE

    Explore Berlin’s architectural masterpieces and world-class arts scene.

  • LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE

    Increase your language skills in a single summer.

  • bridges

    1,700
  • artists painted the East Side Gallery

    118
  • Berlin's parks, recreational areas, woods, and rivers

    445

Location & Culture

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The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Visit the famous Reichstag, Germany’s iconic parliament building.
  • Walk along the East Side Gallery, the longest existing stretch of the Berlin Wall.
  • Visit the headquarters of a German political party and talk about the future of the European Union.
  • Go on an overnight trip to another German city, like Frankfurt, Hamburg, Dresden, or Munich.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Residence Halls: Students live in a residence hall in double, triple, or quad rooms with en-suite bathrooms and shower facilities. Students can prepare their own meals in the full kitchens. Lounges and kitchens in the residence hall allow students to mix and mingle over meals, cultural activities, study groups, and special events.

  • MEALS

    Residence hall: Meals are not included.

Berlin, Germany

Where You'll Study

  • A

    CIEE GLOBAL INSTITUTE – BERLIN

    Located in the heart of the Kreuzberg district, one of the most popular neighborhoods in Berlin, our campus contains the best of both worlds, with a U.S.-style residence life program within a local German neighborhood. The campus also offers easy access to a variety of shops, markets, restaurants, and cafes.

  • B

    Getting Around

    Berlin Central Station. Modern train station on historic railway site, with long-distance, regional & U-Bahn services.

  • C

    Brandenburg Gate

    Restored 18th-century gate & landmark with 12 Doric columns topped by a classical goddess statue.

Academics

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Academics

Students choose one, two, or three 4-week sessions and explore German architecture, society, and culture. Students can also enroll in an optional Communicative German Language course taught in German (1 credit). In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offering.

CIEE Global Institute – Berlin is located in the heart of the Kreuzberg district and offers students easy access to a large public market hall, restaurants and cafés, and a variety of shops.

GPA

2.5

Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Additional Requirements

Must maintain full-time student status while participating in the program and must have matriculated full-time at your home university at least three months prior to application.

Students should be prepared to obtain a signed letter from their home university confirming matriculation details.

Additional visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process.

Program Requirements

All students must enroll in one 3-credit CIEE course per session

Program Credit

Total credit: 3-4 U.S. semester/4.5-6 quarter credits per session

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours per session
  • CIEE Communicative Language course: 1 U.S. semester/1.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours

Academic Culture

Each four-week course is a full semester in content, so the pace is accelerated, and the workload is demanding. CIEE courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. The class environment typically features a combination of traditional lecture and discussion with co-curricular excursions and activities. Heavy emphasis is placed on student participation. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel out of Berlin when classes are in session.

Class Format

Courses taught at the CIEE Global Institute are for CIEE students only. Each course is a full semester in content, so the pace is quick and the workload demanding. Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday and attendance is strictly enforced both for classes and required co-curricular excursions.

Grading

The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Students are graded on the basis of attendance, class participation, homework, project work, presentations, and midterm and final examinations. Learning outcomes assessment is continuous through personal reflections, evaluation feedback, self-assessment, and requirements as set out in course syllabi.

Language of Instruction

English

Courses

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Course Information

Course Notes

  • Students studying in Berlin for multiple sessions may only take Communicative German once.
  • “(GI)” denotes courses that originated at CIEE’s Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple Global Institutes and CIEE Sites.

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer Session I 2021 4 weeks Apr 1, 2021 May 17, 2021 Jun 14, 2021
$4,150
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $2,708 **

Housing = $975 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,150

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the apartment option

Summer Session I and II 2021 8 weeks Apr 1, 2021 May 17, 2021 Jul 12, 2021
$7,470
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $5,053 **

Housing = $1,950 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $7,470

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the apartment option

Summer Sessions I, II and III 2021 12 weeks Apr 1, 2021 May 17, 2021 Aug 7, 2021
$10,790
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $7,398 **

Housing = $2,925 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $10,790

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the apartment option

Summer Session II 2021 4 weeks Apr 1, 2021 Jun 14, 2021 Jul 12, 2021
$4,150
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $2,708 **

Housing = $975 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,150

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** no meals included

Summer Session II and III 2021 8 weeks Apr 1, 2021 Jun 14, 2021 Aug 7, 2021
$7,470
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $5,053 **

Housing = $1,950 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $7,470

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the apartment option

Summer Session III 2021 4 weeks Apr 1, 2021 Jul 12, 2021 Aug 7, 2021
$4,150
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $2,708 **

Housing = $975 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,150

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the apartment option

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

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What's Included

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What's Included

Tuition
Housing
Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Orientation
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
On-site Staff
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

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