№ 001/2014 from Jan 05, 2014
On Sunday, January 5, nearly 90 students from 16 countries started classes in the first term of the International Summer and Winter University of Freie Universität Berlin (FUBiS). During the three-week term, they take courses to learn German as well as other subjects. For the first time one class is being taught in Spanish. Most of the students are from the United States, South Korea, and Columbia. The first term ends January 25.
The FUBiS participants can select several courses including German language courses and other subjects. Seminars on the history and politics of the European Union as well as the East-West confrontation during the Cold War are held in English. The course taught in Spanish deals with police policies and discourses in Europe with a focus on their globalization aspects and their possible transfer to Latin America. Students can earn internationally recognized credits for all the FUBiS courses. In addition to the classes held on the campus of Freie Universität, there are field trips to important sites in the Berlin-Brandenburg region, including tours of the government district in Berlin and tours of Potsdam.
The FUBiS Summer University was held for the first time in 1998, and in 2007 a winter term was added. In 2010 the academic quality of FUBiS was recognized by the Forum on Education Abroad, and in 2013 approximately 500 students from abroad participated.
Kyra Gawlista, Program Manager, Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University, FUBiS, Tel.: +49 30 838-73447, Email: email@example.com