Courses for International Exchange Students: European Perspectives on Berlin and Germany

Courses in the program of studies exclusively for exchange students

  • Cover key aspects of German history, culture, and society in a European perspective, providing knowledge relevant to an understanding of current affairs, culture and everyday life in contemporary Berlin (and Germany more generally);
  • Help you acquire academic and intercultural skills which are useful in a German-speaking academic environment;
  • Give you more confidence regarding your spoken and written (academic) German.


The program is right for you if ...

  • you are studying as an international exchange student in an exchange program for one or two semesters at the Free University;

  • you are interested in German/ European / Berlin culture, society, politics and/or history;

  • you want to make the most of your stay abroad to develop inter-cultural skills;

  • you want to learn academic work techniques which are needed for studying at a German university;

  • you have German language knowledge (CEF level B1 or B2) or good English language knowledge (CEF B2);

  • you want to improve your language skills (German / English) together with international exchange students from all over the world.

The courses in our program ...

  • are thematically and didactically aimed at your needs;

  • will enable you to learn about the culture, society, politics and/or history of Berlin and Germany in the European / global context;

  • are taught by lecturers with experience in teaching abroad or/and international students and who come from a wide spectrum of academic disciplines: literature studies, cultural studies, history, religious studies, history of art, space planing, sociology, and geography.

Extra help:

Two master students studying at the Free University full time, called tutors, are at the disposal of the exchange students for questions and problems concerning studies and living in Berlin.

Questions about Campus Management and Registration?
Office hour: Wednesday 12th October 2016, 12-1pm room JK 31/114
berlin.studis.helfen@gmail.com