Programs in Berlin

Seduction and Terror: Hitler’s Germany

Freie Universität Berlin

The ‘thousand year Reich’ that Hitler promised when he became Chancellor of Germany in January 1933 lasted but 12 years. During this time, however, Hitler and his Nazi Party came to dominate European and even world affairs, terrorizing vast numbers of Germans, launching a devastating war, and orches... read more

European Studies

Freie Universität Berlin

The course will introduce the basics of the European Union and describe and explain the processes of widening and deepening of this unique political entity. This will cover an overview of European Union history, its evolution in economic and political terms as well as of its institutional structure... read more

Law, Society and Politics in Comparative Perspective

Freie Universität Berlin

This course explores theoretical and historical perspectives on the intersection of law, society and politics, and aims to foster discussion of contemporary issues among students from different cultures and disciplines. After an introduction to comparative law and legal culture, we read some classic... read more

More than just a Game - Football as a Philosophical, Anthropological, and Sociological Subject

Freie Universität Berlin

There are many reasons for the global success of football. The game fulfils our longing for triumph and endorses our knowledge of failure. It produces heroes and losers, demonstrates that we have to fight to reach our aims, but also shows the importance of cooperating and interacting. Thus football... read more

German Language Courses on all Levels

Freie Universität Berlin

Our German courses are taught by highly qualified DaF instructors (DaF = German as a foreign language) and have a maximum of 15 students. The courses focus on improving students’ writing and speaking skills. Several class excursions actively integrate the city of Berlin into the course. These excurs... read more

Berlin and the Digital Music Era

Freie Universität Berlin

In many ways, Berlin is a center for contemporary electronic music. This is primarily due to the strong connection between technological and aesthetic developments. Nightclubs, such as the Berghain, have a worldwide reputation for their sound systems, which allow a specific acoustic experience and e... read more