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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: AIFS 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Sponsor: Partner Program Tier Level (SPU Partner Programs): 9 - $8,000 Fee
Areas of Study: Art, Art History, Business, European Studies, Film, German, History, International Business, International Relations, Math, Music, Philosphy, Political Science, Sociology, Theatre, Theology, Women's Studies Program Type: Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: English, German Housing Type: Homestay
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Program Description:
Berlin, Germany
  • Earn up to 15 credits per semester studying abroad in Berlin; no previous German language study is required.
  • Live in a German homestay or student apartment.
  • Choose one of two available programs: European Studies Program | GermanPLUS+ Program (advanced German-language ability required).
  • Enjoy cultural and social activities such as walking tours, visits to museums and destinations of historic, academic and cultural interest, day trips and more; volunteer opportunities are also available.
  • Excursions include a week-long European city tour, a day trip to Potsdam, a 2-day Baltic Sea weekend and a 2-day weekend trip to Erfurt and Weimar.
  • A 2-night tour of London, England, is included for students on the AIFS Flight Package.
  • Tuition and transcripts provided by Freie Universität Berlin.
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Offering more than $800,000 in scholarships, grants & financial support each year!  
AIFS is recognized as a premier provider of study abroad programs. All-inclusive program fees cover tuition, housing, a meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service. Since 1964, more than 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS.


SPU Partner Program: Tier 9

Seattle Pacific University has partnered with affiliated organizations or host universities that have been vetted for their academic and student support. Partner Programs are eligible for federal, state, and institutional grants and scholarships.
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 tier level of the selected program, an additional fee for tiers 2-10 will be charged. For fee information, see Partner Program Cost

What's Included:
  • Tuition 
  • 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:  Homestay or student apartment
  • Meals:  Homestay students receive daily breakfast and dinner. All students receive a Mensa Card for use in the subsidized University cafeterias across Berlin. Apartment students receive a meal allowance to subsidize the cost of purchasing meals at the student cafeterias.
  • 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
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • 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: 
  • Airfare
  • $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)
  • Passport
  • 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
For more information, contact SPU Study Abroad

This program is currently not accepting applications.