Exploring Engineering in Berlin, Germany
Berlin, Germany

Engineering & Innovation

Program Full

STEM

Dates

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3 weeks

Costs

$6,250

Extended Deadline

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Dates

-

3 weeks

Costs

$6,250

Extended Deadline

Enroll Now

Request Information

Program Overview
Go behind the scenes to discover how companies tackle modern engineering challenges.

Gear up to explore a variety of engineering projects in and around Berlin. Through expert-led classes and hands-on workshops, learn firsthand about German technology, innovation, and production. Team up with other Global Navigators to propose a real-world solution to a contemporary engineering problem! 

Meet industry insiders on exclusive tours of production facilities and businesses, such as car factories, solar-powered startups, or biomedical engineering hubs. Gain insight into Berlin’s history after WWII and reunification and how engineering will shape the 21st century. Find inspiration in the different disciplines in the field. 

In cosmopolitan Berlin, walk up to the Brandenburg Gate, pick your favorite artwork at the East Side Gallery, savor currywurst at local spots, and enjoy the city’s green spaces. On excursions, venture to Ferropolis, an open-air museum featuring massive industrial machines, and Leipzig or Dresden, known for Porsche and Volkswagen manufacturing. Your time in Berlin will deepen your understanding of different engineering careers and introduce you to the best innovations coming from Germany.

The Take-Aways

Real-world Experience

Alongside engineering professionals, investigate how Germany is designing creative solutions for major global problems. Conduct research and come home with a proposal that addresses a current engineering challenge.

Credentials For Your Future

Topics for your college essays, experience to inform your future career, and a proposal showcasing your application of engineering concepts and ideas on how to solve a complex real-world problem.

Life Skills And New Friendships

Return with greater self-confidence, independence, and improved communication and leadership skills. Enjoy a broader worldview and diverse friendships from across the U.S.

45

Hours Of Expert Instruction

3

Weeks Pursuing Your Passion

1

Life-changing Experience

The Destination
  • Exploring Engineering in Berlin, Germany
  • Exploring Engineering in Berlin, Germany
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The Destination

Welcome to Berlin, one of Europe’s most vibrant capitals and a powerhouse in engineering and innovation. 

Berlin—with its urban grit, historic landmarks, and progressive mindset—lies between the Spree and Havel rivers in northeastern Germany. The city is adorned with modern buildings, lush parks, and incredible street art among famous sites like the Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial, the Berlin Wall Memorial, which once marked the division of the city into East and West. Over the past three decades, Berlin has witnessed numerous innovations addressing the challenges of the past, present, and future—spanning improvements to electricity lines, roads, bridges, transportation, defense, airspace, aeronautics, and more. Renowned for its high-quality products and engineering prowess, Germany boasts a rich tradition of investing in science, technology, and engineering. There's a reason why the "Made in Germany" label is celebrated worldwide. 

This tolerant and multicultural metropolis attracts people from all across the globe, with over 20% of its population hailing from non-German backgrounds. Its resulted in a unique mix of cultures coexisting all in one place. Get ready to taste various international flavors alongside traditional German cuisine! 

Cultural Awareness 

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Berlin. 

Daily Life

Daily Life

Monday–Friday  

Each day offers a balance between interactive instruction and cultural activities with time on your own, too. Morning classes and afternoon activities may swap places.  

  • Breakfast at the dorms or out in the community 
  • Experiential learning with expert instructors and engineers 
  • Lunch with your fellow Global Navigators 
  • Out and about for a cultural activity or workshop 
  • Dinner at the dorms or out in the community

Weekends   

  • Overnight or day excursions to top sites  
  • Quality time with friends 

Housing

Dorms, shared rooms with other Global Navigators

24/7 Support

1 Program Leader for every 12 students and support from local staff

Program Blogs

From CIEE

Remembrance and Reflection at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

By Michael McCloskey at CIEE

On Wednesday, students made the journey to the town of Oranienburg. This excursion was quite different from our others since the destination was the memorial center at the site of... keep reading

From CIEE

Spy Museum

By Emily Cramer at CIEE

On Friday, students were able to select their afternoon activity. Some of our students went to a computer game museum while others were finally able to watch the new Barbie... keep reading

From CIEE

Wochenende in Berlin

By Jennifer Pigge at CIEE

Over the weekend, German Language & Culture Program Participants enjoyed free time and time with their host families. Students and their host families got up to all kinds of fun... keep reading

Activities

Sample Activities

Exploring Engineering in Berlin, Germany

Just imagine all the fun you’ll have!

  • Discover new technologies at the Futurium, an environmentally-focused museum allowing you to live out different scenarios in the future.
  • Join a workshop on robotics, solar panel construction, e-Bikes, and more at the Technical University Berlin.
  • Experience Ferropolis, known as “the city of iron,” where you can explore excavations, civil and architectural engineering marvels, and big rig machinery.
  • Visit the innovative real-world laboratory of Roof Water-Farm, working with new technologies to clean water and grow food in urban settings.
  • See how some of the best sports cars in the world are created on a tour of the Porsche factory in Leipzig, two hours south of Berlin.

Please note activities are based on past programs and subject to change at CIEE's discretion to adapt to local circumstances and participant feedback. Our goal when arranging activities is always to enhance your experience. 

Dates & Fees

Dates & Fees

Eligibility 

  • Participants must be 14 years old and above.
  • Program open to all current high school students: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.  
  • For scholarship eligibility requirements, please check our scholarship page

For more information, refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.

Application Fee 

$25 

Program scholarships and tuition include iNext Travel Insurance, but do not cover the cost of flights. Find additional details about what’s included with your tuition.   

More questions? Find answers, get application support, sign up for virtual presentations, or contact us!  

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Costs

Program Summer Session I 2024 3 weeks Start Date End Date Costs $6,250
Program Summer Session II 2024 3 weeks Start Date End Date Costs $6,250

What's Included

Interactive Classes

Housing

3 Meals/Day

(Dietary Needs Accommodated)

All Ground Transportation

(Once In-country)

Optional Flight Chaperone

(Flight Cost Not Included)

Pre-departure Advice and Orientation

Access to Local Phone and WIFI

All Cultural Activities and Excursions

Comprehensive Medical and Travel Protection

24/7 Emergency On-site Support

Our Staff

Our Staff

Andrea Adam Moore

Center Director

Andrea Adam Moore holds a Master in Business Administration. Andrea was previously the Director of the Indiana University Europe Gateway in Berlin.

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