Hip, diverse, and student-friendly, Berlin is a beloved hub for international study.
There’s never a dull moment in this dynamic city. Break free on a gap year in Berlin and don’t miss a beat. Here you can be part of the cutting-edge cultural scene while practicing and perfecting your language skills in one of Europe’s most popular hot spots for creativity, innovation, and international study. Whatever your level of German language proficiency – beginner, intermediate, or advanced – you’ll make impressive strides through interactive coursework five days a week at the CIEE Global Institute and everyday conversations with your host family back home. Out on the town, put your skills to the test in shops and cafés and with friendly locals – all while immersed in a fascinating multicultural melting pot. After German and English, did you know the most commonly spoken foreign languages in Berlin are Turkish, Russian, Arabic, Polish, Kurdish, Vietnamese, Serbian, Croatian, and Greek? Twice per week, you’ll complement your coursework with cultural activities in and around Berlin, focused on the fascinating history and architecture, art and culture, and food and diversity of the city. Take in the sights and sounds – and incredible international cuisine – all around you, for the global experience of a lifetime.