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The GAP Program in Berlin: The experience of Henrik Rauch

By CIEE Berlin at CIEE

We are always looking to hear how the experience of our students has been no matter which program they did. That’s why we take time to listen them and get... keep reading

Gap Student Meets Reality.

By Ivana Madeline S.

Although, I'm late in the game with uploading these blogs, don't worry I'm still here! Before I started my new life in Berlin, I expected two things: 1) It will... keep reading

Meet Ivana Madeline

By Ivana Madeline S.

Hey y’all! My name is Ivana Madeline Samson and I’m originally from Southern California. I’m currently 18 years old, but I’ll soon be 19 during abroad! I am part of... keep reading

The First Month in Germany

By Kelly T.

My second weekend in Germany, I had the opportunity to go to Leipzig with the Open Campus students. We took a train on Friday an hour and a half south... keep reading

Orientation In Berlin

By Kelly T.

Today was a little bit of a hectic day. I had a Berlin city tour starting at 9:30 and it ended up raining for all of it. It was not... keep reading

A Little Introduction

By Kelly T.

My name is Kelly Tobin. Although I am only 18 years old, I am already a self-proclaimed globetrotter and aspiring linguist--I have lived throughout the United States, in the Netherlands... keep reading

CIEE Weekly Excursions: Culture, Business, and Fun in Berlin

By Lucia H.

Some of the greatest parts of the gap year global internship program, in my own opinion, are the weekly CIEE-sponsored excursions across the city. Since my internship takes place on... keep reading

Exploring the East Side Gallery: Art and History in Berlin

By Lucia H.

Earlier this week I visited the East Side Gallery, which is a large section of the Berlin wall that has been covered in beautiful works of graffiti art. The East... keep reading

A Free Day at Charlottenburg Palace and Gardens

By Lucia H.

Last week I found myself with a weekday free from any work or CIEE related commitments, and absolutely perfect sunny weather. So what did I do? I hopped on the... keep reading

My Internship Experience: Working at tbd*

By Lucia H.

I have now been living in Berlin for just under two months and I can barely believe how quickly the time has flown by. Seven weeks in a foreign country... keep reading

Circular Economy Tour and Dinner: Boat Bags, Diapers, and Food Waste

By Lucia H.

Last night, as one of our amazing cultural excursions, the program managers at CIEE took several students on a Circular Economy Tour and Dinner through the city. These Circular Economy... keep reading

An Introduction to Lucia: Who, Why, Where?

By Lucia H.

Hallo und Willkommen in meinem Blog! Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Lucia Hoerr and I currently living in Berlin, Germany, thanks to CIEE’s Gap Year Global... keep reading


By Hannah S.

Sorry this is late. But here is part 2 to the part 1 of our trip in Krakow.


By Hannah S.

My semester in Berlin has been the best I could have imagined. I was able to experience an internship where I could be challenged to think outside of the box... keep reading