International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987

Semester / Trimester

Advanced German Language & Liberal Arts -Freie Universität Berlin

The ISA Advanced German Language & Liberal Arts program at Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) offers students a variety of German language and Liberal Arts courses taught in German. Popular subject areas include German Language, History, and Art History. Of particular note is FUB's language tandem program and its week-long excursion.

Students are required to have a background of advanced German language in order to participate in this program. Students will be required to complete a language placement exam prior to departure.

Courses are taught by local and visiting faculty at FUB and ISA students take courses with other international students. All courses are taught in German.


Minimum GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.00.

Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

Students must have completed a minimum of 2 semesters at a 4-year university at time of application. Cumulative GPA will be calculated from credit from 4-year institutions only.

Students must have C1 or C2 level German language skills in order to apply. All courses are taught in German.

All students are required to take a placement exam prior to departure to determine appropriate language proficiency. Exam results may determine eligibility for course enrollment.

*Students have to submit the following additional materials to complete their application: valid passport copy, photo and host university application. The host university application will be accessible through the ISA student portal upon submission of the application. If ordering or renewing your passport, ISA suggests to expedite the process to receive it by the application due date. Please contact ISA should you have any issues in receiving your passport by the deadline.

Course Information

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.


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