Berlin, Germany

Global Entrepreneurship

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Information for term Global Entrepreneurship

Application deadline, and cost information.

Extended Deadline

February 14, 2020

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: February 14, 2020
  • Dates: Jul 12 – Aug 1, 2020 (3 weeks)


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What better way to learn about startups than to immerse yourself in the startup capital of Europe?

Berlin is a world city of culture, politics, media, and science. The city has become an entrepreneurial hub over the last decade. Its economy is based on high-tech firms and the service sector, encompassing a diverse range of creative industries, research facilities, media corporations, and convention venues.

You’ll work directly with people behind small-businesses and start-ups in the restaurant and food industry. Converse with Berlin business owners and customers while exploring the downtown neighborhoods of Berlin, you will notice that most inhabitants of this city speak English.

At the same time, you’ll live in the dorms on a college campus among international university students, and hang out with peers and new friends.

  • Leadership

    More than 45 hours of instruction in global entrepreneurship principles and practices

  • Experience

    Hands-on experience in building, serving on, and managing project teams

  • Certificate

    A certificate of learning in Global Entrepreneurship

Location & Culture

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Explore all that modern Berlin has to offer, with its renowned universities, orchestras, museums, and entertainment venues.

Berlin is arguably one of Europe’s most dynamic cities. After 70 years of dramatic change, Berlin offers an incredible range of activities for all interests.

The capital of Germany is now a fast developing and vibrant metropolis with many different cultures and sub-cultures living side by side. About one-third of Berlin is park land or gardens, contrasting with its urban feel and reputation. The Brandenburg Gate serves as a historical landmark, famous for its association with the Berlin Wall which separated the city in East and West  and in the peaceful revolution fell in 1989. Recently refurbished, it is a national symbol of peace and unity.

During your stay, you will live and take classes at our Global Institute. A former factory, it was recently renovated and boasts beautiful living spaces and state-of-the-art classrooms. Located in the heart of the Kreuzbeurg district - a hub for the arts and digital technology - it is an ideal base to explore the city.

Berlin’s cuisine is a combination of traditionally German fare like meat balls (die Boulette) or mashed potatoes with minced meat (die Beamtenstippe) and endless many dishes influenced by the different communities who have made Berlin home, including two street-food staples: the famous German Currywurst or the Döner Kebab, made famous by Berlin’s Turkish community.

Daily Life

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Daily Life

"In the spirit of entrepreneurship, we have tried to connect with some of the small businesses that have been cropping up in Berlin and this was a tasty option. Marley Spoon is a company that encourages cooking new and exciting meals at home...."

Learn more about daily life on a high school study abroad program by reading our blog posts above.

  • Housing

    Dorms at CIEE Global Institute Berlin

  • Local Support

    24/7 Support from your CIEE program leader and in-country CIEE staff members

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Sample Activities

  • Visit the German Bundestag (Parliament) and watch the decision making of the politicians through the glass roof.
  • Get a feel for Berlins history and geography by walking along East Side Gallery, through the Brandenburg Gate or climbing up the TV tower.
  • See some street art (graffiti) on a guided tour through the city.
  • Tour of the Olympic Stadium.
  • Tour the Babelsberg Film Studio, the first large-scale film studio in the world.
  • Take a solemn tour of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp.
  • Visit the city of Postdam with its  castle and palace gardens.

​​Please note this list of activities is based on past programs and subject to change at CIEE's discretion to both adapt to local circumstances and participant feedback. Our goal when revising itineraries is always to enhance your experience. Every activity is designed to provide you with a deep immersion in your topic, local culture and sights. Get ready for maximum fun!

Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees


  • Program open to all current high school students: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. 
  • For scholarship eligibility requirements, please check our Scholarship page.

Application Fee


Program scholarships and tuition include iNext Travel Insurance, but do not cover the cost of flights. More details about tuition inclusions can be found here.


Application Due

Start Date

End Date


Summer Session II 2020 3 weeks Feb 14, 2020 Jul 12, 2020 Aug 1, 2020


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