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New Term of International Summer and Winter University FUBiS at Freie Universität Berlin Underway

160 Participants from 24 Countries Signed Up / Term Runs through July 11

№ 152/2015 from Jun 01, 2015

The second term of FUBiS, the International Summer and Winter University of Freie Universität Berlin, started on Sunday with participants from 24 countries. This term 160 students are enrolled in the six-week program including German language courses and other subjects. Most of the students are from the United States, China, and Canada. The term will continue through July 11.

The students can choose courses from among various subjects taught in English as well as German language classes. FUBiS offers various courses on a variety of topics, including the fashion and textile industry in Germany, the history of Germany in the period of National Socialism, the European Union, and German literature. FUBiS awards internationally recognized credits for all the completed courses. The academic program on the campus of Freie Universität is augmented with excursions. This part of the program includes a boat trip on the Spree River, a tour along the former Berlin Wall, and a tour of the Reichstag. There are also day and weekend trips to Rostock, Dresden, and Leipzig.

The Summer University was initiated in 1998, and the winter term was added in 2007. In 2010 the academic quality of FUBiS was recognized by the Forum on Education Abroad. In 2014 approximately 500 students from abroad participated.

Further Information and Requests for Interviews with Participants

Kyra Gawlista, Program Manager, Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University, FUBiS, Tel.: +49 30 838 73447, Email: kyra.gawlista@fu-berlin.de