** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Tier Level (SPU Partner Programs):
9 - $8,000 Fee
Areas of Study:
Art History, Business, European Studies, Film, German, History, International Business, International Relations, Music, Philosphy, Political Science, Sociology, Theology, Women's Studies
Language of Instruction:
AIFS Study Abroad in Berlin, Germany: Semester or Academic Year
Earn up to 15 credits through a wide variety of courses when you study with AIFS in Berlin, Germany. You may choose to live in a homestay or student apartment and enjoy activities such as guided city walks, visits to museums and cultural sites, and cooking classes. In addition, a day trip to Potsdam is included, as well as a week-long European City Excursion; the exact location is confirmed prior to the start of the semester. Volunteer opportunities are also available.
AIFS is recognized as the premium provider of study abroad programs. Our all-inclusive program fees cover tuition and housing with $800,000 in scholarship and grant funding available each year. A meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service are also included. Since 1964, over 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS.
Offering more than$800,000 in scholarships, grants and financial support each year!
“We bring the world together”
SPU Partner Program: Tier 9
This is an SPU Partner Program. These programs are in partnership with affiliated organizations or host universities that have been vetted for their academic and student support, and have been in long standing partnerships with Seattle Pacific University. All Partner Programs are eligible for Federal, State, and Institutional financial aid.
Cost: Tier 9
For SPU Partner Programs, you will be charged one quarter of SPU tuition for participation during fall quarter or winter/spring quarters combined. Depending on the cost of the program, a program fee may be charged in addition to SPU tuition. For additional program fee information, see Partner Program Cost
Aid eligibility includes SPU grants and scholarships, federal, state, and local financial aid for SPU Partner Programs.
Personalized assistance—from site specialists on the AIFS Admissions Team in the U.S.
Pre-departure resources—including online course descriptions, an information handbook and an online AIFS account
Student networking resources allow you to connect with other students who will be going on your program
Housing in a homestay or a self-catering student apartment
Cultural and social activities including a day trip to Potsdam, a week-long excursion to a city in Europe such as Cologne, Copenhagen, Kraków, Nuremberg, Prague or Warsaw (to be determined just prior to the start of the semester) as well as trips in and around Berlin such as the Chancellor’s Office or the former Nazi concentration camp at Sachsenhausen
Museum Pass for the Foundation of State Museums in Berlin
Transportation pass for use on Berlin’s public transportation system of subway, bus or city train
Resident Director and student service staff to help with any questions or advice you may need while in Berlin
Orientation workshops to help you get to know your classmates better, familiarize you with the local area, advise you about living in Germany and help you to adjust to the culture
AIFS Office provides study and travel resources
Comprehensive insurance and assistance package
24-hour emergency telephone service so that you can reach AIFS staff at any time in an urgent situation
What's Not Included:
$50 non-refundable application fee
$300 non-refundable fee will be due as part of your SPU application and considered your commitment to the program. As SPU has a capacity of 50 students every year for Partner Programs, this fee would be refunded if your application was submitted after we reached capacity.
Additional Costs to Consider:
Provider application fees and deposits (when applicable)
Visa or residency permit (when applicable)
Domestic travel to apply for visa (when applicable)
Travel insurance (optional)
Generally, students spend more money while they are abroad than during a typical quarter at SPU. These costs vary per student, and are usually associated with extra in-country and personal travel, eating out, entertainment, and purchasing gifts and souvenirs. If you would like more information about general costs of the items mentioned above and/or general affordability of study abroad, please contact us at email@example.com.