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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer B-Term, Summer Quarter
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Information:
sociology italy
 Location Berlin, Germany
Summer Quarter
 Credits 12 UW credits; students must enroll in at least 6 weeks of courses (120 hours) to earn UW credit
 Eligibility 2.75 GPA preferred
 Language No previous German knowledge required
 Adviser Mike Renes |
 Application    Deadline March 15
  General This program is geared to students who would like to focus on German language and/or pursue a range of courses offered in German or English at Freie University in Berlin during the summer session. The summer program attracts students from all over the world.
Where You Will Study
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
Application Process
Program Evaluations
  Visas This country is part of the Schengen area. Please click here to learn more about important rules and restrictions for foreign visitors to this area.


Where You Will Study

Berlin is home to renowned universities, research institutes, orchestras, museums, and celebrities, as well as host of many sporting events. Its urban settings and historical legacy have made it a popular location for international film productions. The city is well renowned for its festivals, diverse architecture, nightlife, contemporary arts, public transportation networks and a high quality of living. With a population of 3.4 million, Berlin is the country's largest city as well as its capital and serves as the hub of German culture, politics, media and science. With 153 world-class museums, some of the finest performing arts ensembles in Europe and a very active nightlife, modern Berlin ranks among the most exciting cities in the world.


FUBiS offers intensive and semi-intensive German language classes on up to five different proficiency levels. In addition FUBiS offers subject classes on various class topics. These classes are held mostly in English by distinguished German and international faculty.
The FUBiS program offers students many choices:

* Combination of language and subject classes: this allows students to improve their language skills as well as further their knowledge of a subject matter.

* Combination of two subject classes.

* Intensive German language classes: these classes meet every weekday and allow students to focus on and thus considerably improve their German skills.
FUBiS classes make use of the vast historic, cultural, and political institutions and resources Berlin offers. Study and field trips to museums, memorials as well as political and cultural institutions are integral parts of the curriculum. In some classes students have the unique opportunity to attend specially organized and exclusive round-table discussions with decision makers, diplomats, and experts in their field of study. In addition to the academic program, FUBiS offers a number of excursions."


FUBiS arranges appropriate off-campus accommodation for the duration of the program as an optional service at the student's request. Students should visit the accommodation section of the web site for more information. Accommodation options can be chosen during the registration process. Accommodation is subject to availability.


Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships

In most cases, if you are attending an affiliated program you will be billed by, and pay all fees directly to, the program provider or institution operating the program. The IPE Study Abroad Fee will be billed to your UW student account according to the regular UW tuition billing schedule.

For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.

For more information, see the Financial Aid and Scholarships webpage.


Application Process

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.

This study abroad program also requires completion of a secondary application specific to FUBIS. For details on the FUBIS application, please visit the Fees & Registration section of the FUBIS web site.

See Application FAQs for additional information about applications.

See Withdrawals for information about program withdrawal policies.


Program Evaluations

After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete a Program Evaluation Report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. These reports cover all aspects of a student's time abroad, including orientation, academics, housing, finances, and cultural differences.

To see past students' evaluations for the Freie Universitaet Berlin International Summer University program, click on the link below.

Freie Universitaet Berlin Summer.pdf

Note: student names and contact information have been crossed off for confidentiality reasons. If you would like to get in contact with a previous participant of this program, please inquire at the Study Abroad Office or email