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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 04/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Program Description:

Program Overview CIEE Berlin Lang&Cult

Do Berlin on your own terms by customizing your experience through the Open Campus program. Take one, two, or three six-week blocks, select your academic track from six options, then choose your courses from a wide range of subject areas. No matter how you build your program, you’ll surround yourself with the language, culture, and people of the vibrant, international Kreuzberg district – a hub for the arts, music, and digital technology.

Stay in Berlin for the duration of this unique study abroad 

experience, or add on blocks in other CIEE Open Campus locations (London, Rome, Paris, Madrid, and Cape Town) to experience more intercultural learning in Europe with CIEE’s unique Global Scholar program. Students may select one of five academic tracks: Language, Literature & Culture, Business, Communications, Journalism & New Media, Global & Community Health, or International Relations & Political Science.

Program Focus

The CIEE Global Institute is in the heart of Kreuzberg, known for its energetic and youthful, international population, food, colorful shops, street festivals, and lively cultural life. A subway trip gets you downtown, while a 10-minute bike ride takes you to Tempelhof, the former airport of Berlin Air-Lift fame and now a giant urban park.

Most courses are taught in English by CIEE faculty; German language classes are available at six different levels; advanced speakers (at least four semesters of college-level German or the equivalent) might have the option of enrolling in CIEE content courses taught in German, depending on availability. 

Class Format

Courses taught at the CIEE Global Institute are typically for CIEE students only. 


The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Students are graded on the basis of attendance, class participation, homework, individual project work, presentations, and mid-term and final examinations. Learning outcomes assessment is continuous through personal reflections, evaluation feedback, self-assessment, and requirements as set out in course syllabi.

Academic Culture

Each six-week course is a full semester in content, so the pace is accelerated and the workload is demanding. CIEE courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. The class environment typically features a combination of traditional lecture and discussion with co-curricular excursions and activities. Heavy emphasis is placed on student participation. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel out of Berlin when classes are in session and plan trips for the long weekends in between blocks.
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Program Provider CIEE
Program Dates Current CIEE Calendar
Areas of Study Explore the courses offered on this program

This program is a good fit for the following majors:
  • Language, Literature & Culture; Business 
  • Communications, Journalism & New Media;
  • Global & Community Health;
  • International Relations & Political Science. 
Credits 6 semester credit hours / 9 quarter credit hours
Capstone Option Not Available
Language of Instruction  German, English
Host Country Language  German
Housing Dormitory, Apartment, Homestay
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
Minimum GPA Requirements 2.50
Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
Language Requirement No previous language study required
Program Fee Click here to view the CIEE Program Fee

PSU Students receive automatic discounts on CIEE programs!
PSU Fees Click here to view PSU Fees

Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account.