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Berlin: Language & Area Studies

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Sponsor: IES Abroad

Location: Berlin, Germany


This program draws upon Berlin's rich culture and tradition to connect coursework subjects with the living history of the city, situated at the crossroads between eastern and western Europe. The program offers German-taught program courses, as well as access to classes at a number of Berlin universities, including the renowned Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Credit bearing internships in a variety of fields are also available.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


Admission Info:

To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete a Northwestern Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete an IES Abroad application by the program's deadline

Languages: German

Language Requirements: 

  • 2 years or the equivalent of college-level German


Self-catered single rooms with local hosts in apartments and homes.
Meals not included.

Program Costs: 

Fall 2017: $26,475

Billed by Northwestern: $17,045

Estimated additional costs: $9,430

  • Housing & insurance: $3,330
  • Meals: $3,000
  • Airfare: $950
  • Local transportation: $100
  • Books & supplies: $175
  • Personal expenses: $1,800
  • Residence permit: $75

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