For most of the second half of the twentieth century, Berlin was the fulcrum of a divided Europe. A vibrant and constantly changing city, it is now a center for cultural, political, and economic life, and plays a central role in the development of the European Union. A truly international city, Berlin also has a unique cultural profile within Germany and boasts residents from around the globe. The city offers anything a culture-seeker could hope for, including countless museums, a vibrant theatre scene and an arty counter-culture. And while Berlin is a large city, it features abundant parkland and a myriad of bridges crisscrossing the river; both features give the city not only a feeling of spaciousness but also remarkable beauty.
Students in Berlin enroll in courses at Freie Universität in a variety of subjects.
Academics in Berlin
Choose the Berlin option and you will enroll at the Freie Universität, studying with leading German scholars at one of the top-ranked universities in Europe for the arts and humanities. Whether you opt to live in a dormitory or in off-campus lodging, you will experience the diversity of Germany’s urban culture—from the fast-moving economic and political climate to the galleries, fashion districts, and ethnic eateries that make this dynamic city an emblem of modern Europe.
Courses in Berlin
When choosing courses, make sure you are in compliance with the requirements of your program (Graduate or Undergraduate) as outlined in your handbook. Since there are always last-minute changes and courses get cancelled shortly before the semester starts, you should pick about twice as many courses than you have to take for credit to make sure you have a selection to choose from in case a course gets cancelled cannot be taken for any reason. Mandatory student advising sessions will allow students to ask all the questions they might have and make sure their preliminary course-lists are approved for credit by the director of the School in Germany.
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