This year’s first term of classes at Freie Universität Berlin’s International Summer and Winter University FUBiS started on Sunday. During the four-week program students from all over the world can take German language courses at various levels of proficiency, subject classes (mainly taught in English), or a combination of the latter with the language classes. For all of the classes, the students can earn internationally recognized credits that may be counted toward their degrees at their home institutions. Various excursions accompany the program on Freie Universität’s main campus in Dahlem, for example, a day trip to Potsdam, a guided tour detailing the history of the Berlin Wall, and a guided visit to the Reichstag.
The dates for the remaining two terms in 2012 have been set: Term II will take place from May 26 to July 7 (six weeks) and Term III from July 14 to August 11, 2012 (four weeks). Enrollment can be for one or more terms.
Freie Universität Berlin’s summer university was started in 1998 and in 2007, the winter term was added. In 2011, 628 students from 62 countries attended FUBiS. Most of them came from the United States, South Korea, Spain, China, and Brazil. The academic quality of the FUBiS program was recognized in 2010 by the Forum on Education Abroad.