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.