Founded in 1995, the Berlin Consortium for German Studies (BCGS) is a German-American student exchange program with high academic standards. The focus of the program is on broadening academic horizons, improving linguistic skills, and gaining intercultural competence. In order to achieve these goals, the participants are fully integrated into the German academic system, attend individual tutorials, live in German-speaking guest families and shared apartments, go on excursions, and have an opportunity to do voluntary internships.
Freie Universität Berlin exchanges students with the following US Universities via BCGS:
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