Berlin, Germany

Summer in Berlin

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Information for term Summer in Berlin

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jul 11 – Aug 6, 2022 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA


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Pack your bags and immerse yourself in the rich culture of one of Europe's most dynamic cities this summer. Courses are taught in English at the CIEE Berlin Center and complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

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  • Explore

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

  • Increase

    your language skills in a single summer.

  • bridges

  • artists painted the East Side Gallery

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


Location & Culture

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The Culture


  • 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.
  • Participate in a daytrip to another German destination, like Hamburg, Dresden, or Potsdam.

Daily Life

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    Residence Hall:  Most students live in an on-campus residence hall with a mix of CIEE students, local university students, and resident assistants. Students live in double, triple, or quad rooms with en-suite bathrooms and shower facilities. Lounges and kitchens allow students to meet over meals, cultural activities, study groups, and special events. They are shared spaces, with students enjoying the benefits but also the responsibility of taking care of them. Larger common areas are on the ground floor and inner courtyards offer comfortable spaces to work and relax.

    Apartments: Students may also be housed in shared apartments. Each apartment will have shared common spaces, including kitchen and bathroom. The apartments are easily reachable by public transportation (less than 30 minutes away from the Berlin Center).


    Residence Hall: Meals are not included in the program cost. Students can prepare their own meals within the kitchen facilities. CIEE provides basic cooking utensils and cleaning supplies. Students can also explore the myriad restaurants in our multicultural Kreuzberg neighborhood or throughout the city.

Berlin, Germany

Where You'll Study

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    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.

What People are Saying

  • "CIEE has opened my eyes to the world."

    Jazmin J., University of Illinois at Chicago
  • "CIEE was very helpful throughout the whole abroad process"

    Elle S., Denison University
  • "I would likely because it's the best decision I've ever made. Studying abroad helps one see the world In a different eye. You meet people of all races and different background which helps you understand other cultures better."

    Nomthandazo N.,


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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 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.



Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

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

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

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 Berlin Center are for CIEE students only. Each course is a full semester in content. Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday and attendance is strictly enforced both for classes and required co-curricular excursions.


The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Students are graded based on 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.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction


Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.


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Course Information

Course Note

  • Students studying in Berlin for multiple sessions may take Communicative German only once.

Summer 2022 CIEE Courses

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Summer Session I

Semester Credit

Summer Session II

Semester Credit

Summer Session III

Semester Credit

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.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.


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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers 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
  • CIEE Stem Scholarship

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.


Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer Session III 2022 4 weeks Deadline Passed Jul 11, 2022 Aug 6, 2022
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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 = $2,781 **

Housing = $975 ***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $4,250

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $600

International Airfare = $1,250

Local Transportation = $100

Personal expenses = $600

Other = $65 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $2,615

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

Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† Covid test to enter the US, if required

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

Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
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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