Freie Universität Berlin European Studies Program


Freie Universität Berlin European Studies Program (FU-BEST) is a semester program offered in a Fall (September-December) and a Spring (February-May) semester. Its mission is to educate responsible, global citizens by linking high-quality academic instruction with a broader international experience. We aim to provide an intensive and diverse study abroad experience to our participants through combining three essential elements: German language instruction, a varied menu of subject courses, and the concept of the “extended classroom.”

Small classes, expert faculty, extra-curricular cultural student activities and the availability of day-to-day guidance and support are designed to enable students to make the most of this unique educational opportunity.

Using the city of Berlin with its rich cultural, political, and historical offerings as a resource, all courses integrate local field-trips into their curriculum and thus profit from the outstanding location of this fascinating metropolis.

We look forward to welcoming you to Berlin!


Quality Improvement Program

FU-BEST has successfully completed the Quality Improvement Program (QUIP) of the Forum on Education Abroad. By going through this process, our program has demonstrated that it is in conformity with the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice and maintains a commitment and dedication to offering high quality programs in education abroad.