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IES Berlin participants have the option of studying at two (2) different locations: the Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin and/or the IES Abroad Berlin Center. In addition, semester students can enjoy access to courses at other universities in Berlin including the Freie Universitat, Technische Universitat, and Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee. There are 4 Program Tracks with a variety of disciplines:

(1) Language & Area Studies

(2) Metropolitan Studies

(3) Summer Language & Culture

(4) Summer Metropolitan Studies & Architecture


Area(s) of Study

  • American Studies
  • Economics
  • Government
  • Radio-Television-Film
  • Anthropology
  • English
  • History
  • Sociology
  • Architecture
  • European Studies
  • Humanities
  • Theatre And Dance
  • Art History
  • Geography
  • International Business
  • Urban Studies
  • Bridging Disciplines
  • German
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Women's And Gender Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • German, Scandinavian, And Dutc
  • Marketing

Sponsored by IES - a UT Affiliate

Academic Information

FALL/SPRING SEMESTER: Participants choose to attend classes at the IES Berlin Center with other IES students and/or directly enroll in local University courses with locals. SUMMER: Students take classes with only IES participants. Participants may choose between two program tracks: Language & Area Studies and Metropolitan Studies.


Language(s) of Instruction

English and German


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - Yes
  • Internship - Yes


For both the semester and summer programs, students have the unique opportunity to live with local Berlin residents throughout the city. Most housing is in apartments.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Semester budget reflects , and includes housing and IES insurance; summer budget reflects Metro Studies program. All semester applicants receive $2000 Public University Grant. Additional awards available including possible $1000 Gilman match.

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • February 17, 2020 to May 30, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: October 1, 2019
- Summer Whole
  • June 2, 2020 to July 18, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: February 15, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2020
- Fall
  • August 31, 2020 to December 12, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2020

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations
Peer Evaluations

Next Step

1) Attend an Explore regional session. Dates and locations listed on website. 2) Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss credit. 3) Attend a Ready to Apply group advising session with Colby Seay. Dates and times given at Explore session. 4) Complete Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation.

Program information above is subject to change