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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 programs with a variety of disciplines:

(1) Language & Area Studies

(2) Metropolitan and Urban Studies

(3) Summer Language & Culture

(4) Security Studies and International Affairs


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: 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 three programs: Language & Area Studies, Metropolitan Studies, or Internship


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

Students pay $75 app. fee, $19/wk intl. insurance, and a $600 affiliated studies registration fee to UT. Students pay an app. and program fee (tuition, housing) to IES minus a $2000 grant (long sem. only). See IES website for details. Federal fin. aid and scholarships apply for full-time status (6 summer/12 semester credits).


- Spring
  • Program: February 1, 2023 to May 26, 2023
  • Instructional: February 1, 2023 to May 26, 2023
  • Final Deadline: October 15, 2022
- Summer Whole
  • Program: June 6, 2023 to July 23, 2023
  • Instructional: June 6, 2023 to July 23, 2023
  • Final Deadline: March 30, 2023
- Fall
  • Program: August 31, 2023 to December 17, 2023
  • Instructional: September 1, 2023 to December 16, 2023
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2023
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2023

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Sarah Survance

Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations

Next Step

1) View mandatory advising videos: Explore: Education Abroad 101. Attend a live EA Q&A to ask questions. 2) View the Ready to Apply video. 3) Self-authorize your application via the Get Started link below and apply! PC: Sarah Survance. Find advising videos, Q&A events at

Program information above is subject to change