Dome of the Reichstag building

For most of the second half of the twentieth century, Berlin was the fulcrum of a divided Europe.

A vibrant and constantly changing city, it is now a center for cultural, political, and economic life, and plays a central role in the development of the European Union. A truly international city, Berlin also has a unique cultural profile within Germany and boasts residents from around the globe. The city offers anything a culture-seeker could hope for, including countless museums, a vibrant theatre scene and an arty counter-culture. And while Berlin is a large city, it features abundant parkland and a myriad of bridges crisscrossing the river; both features give the city not only a feeling of spaciousness but also remarkable beauty. Wellesley students will take courses in a wide range of disciplines at Freie Universität, one of the capital's two public universities. Students supplement their cultural and language immersion through housing with German roommates, internships, or volunteer work.

At a Glance

Location: Berlin, Germany
Program Type: Direct Enroll, administered through Middlebury
Terms: Full Year or Spring
Language of Instruction: German
Pre-Requisites: 4 semesters of German
Approximate Dates: Full Year - 9/21-7/13; Spring - 3/14-7/13
Full Load: 4 courses per semester
Fields of Study: American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Economics, Education, English, Geosciences, German, History, International Relations, Math, Media Arts & Sciences, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Theatre, Women & Gender Studies
Housing Options: Dormitory
Cost: Wellesley students pay Wellesley comprehensive fee, which includes tuition, housing, meal allowance, mandatory health insurance, transatlantic flight and program-related activites & excursions.
Recent Alu​mnae: click here...
To Apply: contact Prof. Thomas Nolden, Department of German