Customized Programs

Carleton students posing in front of IES's Buddy Bear BAERNI.
Carleton students posing in front of IES's Buddy Bear BAERNI, an art project created by IES students.

IES Abroad Berlin has hosted numerous programs over the last twenty years customized to topics such as Berlin art and architecture, German literature, Berlin and German history, German cultural history, interior design, housing market, business and commerce, gender studies and of course German language. Hosting these programs has furthered our expertise in catering to the individual needs of each program whether that relates to the logistics and administration, the arrangements for housing, guest speakers, business visits, cultural events, trips to other locations in and outside of Germany and language partners.

Interested Faculty

If you are interested in staging a program at IES Berlin, we would like to refer you to the IES Abroad Customized Programs Page: 


  • Augustana College - 19th and 20th Century German History and Literature (2008), Berlin Learning Community (2012)
  • Bachelor Program (former ACI - Academie Commerciale Internationale) – Germany’s social market economy, Germany in the European Union, German language instruction (annually from 2001 to 2011)
  • Bates College - German Cultural History and Literature; History and the City; Bioethics in a Comparative Perspective (2002, 2004, 2008)
  • Boston College - Immersion Intermediate German Language (2010, 2011); Economics (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Brandeis University - Summer Program (2003 to 2007)
  • Business in Berlin - University of Minnesota (2005-2007, 2010)
  • Carleton College - German Literature and German Cultural History (2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013); New Media Seminar (2006, 2011)
  • Elmhurst College - Researching Youth Surveys in Germany, Switzerland and Austria (2001)
  • Emory University - European Politics Abroad (2010)
  • Gustavus Adolphus/ St. Olaf College - Germany in Europe, German Modern Art and Architecture (2002)
  • Indiana University - Sculpture (2007); Modern Germany (2012, 2014)
  • Northeastern University - Architecture
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) - The new Berlin (2012)
  • San Jose University - Communication and Global Organization (2014)
  • University of Illinois-Chicago - Urban Studies and Urban Cultures (1999, 2000)
  • University of Minnesota - Interpersonal Challenges in Multinational Organizations (2000, 2001, 2002); Reinventing Berlin: Cinema, History and the Many Lives of a Metropolis (2005); Berlin as site of Histories (2010, 2012); GLBT History & Activism in Amsterdam & Berlin (2011)
  • University of Redlands - Berlin: History, Culture and Language (2007)
  • University of Richmond - German Culture, Language and Cultural Studies (1999)
  • University of Texas at Austin - Transitions in Russia and Eastern Europe after Communism (2000); German History in the Urban Landscape (2004); A Visual Survey of a Changing Cityscape (2006); Berlin: A Changing Cityscape (2008); Designs for the Marx-Engels Forum (2009)
  • Virginia Tech - Globalization of Housing (2008, 2012)
  • Wake Forest University - Three City Extension Program (Berlin, Wittenberg, Dresden) (1994)

Student Life

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