A city once divided, Berlin lies at the heart of Germany – literally and figuratively. While it is the second most populous city in Europe (metropolitan area notwithstanding), it maintains a more tranquil feel than other large cities, as 1/3 of the city is composed of forests, gardens, and parks.
Berlin is not only the political capital of Germany, but arguably one of Europe’s capitals of art, culture, and politics. Designated a UNESCO “City of Design”, it possesses amazing architecture, cuisine, museums, and music and is a favored destination for young travelers and students. Berlin is also home to some of the top universities in Germany and all of Europe, including API’s partners at Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Students have two options to study abroad in Berlin with API.
The FU-BEST (Berlin European Studies Program) and FUBiS (International Summer and Winter University) programs were created by Freie Universität Berlin with the needs of American and international students in mind. Semester courses are generally taught in English, and students are required to take a German language course. Summer students may elect to take German language only, courses in English, or a combination. Freie Universität Berlin is one of the top-ranked universities in Germany and is considered among the top 75 in the world.
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Humboldt University) was founded in 1810 by Prussian educator Wilhelm von Humboldt. Today it is one of the top universities in Germany and among the 150 best in the world. API students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in top-level German language instruction through summer programs.
“This was the best and most fulfilling experience of my life. Ich Liebe Deutschland und Berlin!"