IES- Language & Area Studies

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Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars and tutorials; courses taught in German. Internships arranged. On-site orientation and fieldtrips included.

  • Fields of study: Fine arts, humanities, social sciences
  • Eligibility: 8.25 cumulative GPA; Completion of German 44 prior to participation.
  • Number of program participants: 50

Living Arrangements

Students live in apartments and private homes. Students prepare their own meals.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Late August to mid-December
  • Spring: Early March to late June


  • Advising Tips: Note: Petitions are required for programs in Berlin with coursework in English. This program will not require a faculty reference if GPA is above 8.25, but will require a reference if GPA is below 8.25. Additionally, this program requires a language evaluation.
  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Berlin and Los Angeles.
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