Quick Facts

Year Founded: 1991
First Academic Semester: Spring 1992
Headquarters: IES Abroad Chicago


  • Semester, Academic Year, and Summer Options
  • Intensive German language instruction for all students
  • IES courses in German language & literature, theater, art history, political science, sociology, history, business & economics, and culture and media studies
  • All classes taught by esteemed professors of  Berlin universities 
  • Direct enrollment at the esteemed Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Course options at other Berlin universities
  • Extensive range of internship options (including engineering, medicine, natural sciences, and several other fields)
  • Housing with local residents
  • Field trip destinations within Germany include Dresden (fall), Hamburg (spring), Potsdam (fall and spring)
  • Field trip destination in Europe are Vienna, Budapest and Krakow (fall) and Venice, Florence and Siena (spring)
  • Volunteer opportunities in the Berlin community
  • Computer lab and wireless LAN at IES Center

Scholarship Winners

Since 1995, IES Abroad Berlin alumni have earned:

  • 130 Fulbright Scholarships
  • 35 DAAD Scholarships
  • 7 IPS Scholarships (Internationales Parlaments Stipendium)
  • 5 "Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarships"
  • 4 Watson Fellowships
  • 3 Peace Corps Scholarships
  • 2 Harry S. Truman Scholarships
  • 2 Robert Bosch Scholarships
  • 1 Post-Doctoral Fellowship of The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • 1 Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Scholarship (JET)

Congratulations to all of the past and present winners.  Learn more about these scholarships.

Student Life

Learn about volunteer opportunities, language partners, weekend escapes, student life in Berlin A - Z  [more]