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Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Apartment, Homestay Minimum GPA: 3
Areas of Study: German, German Studies, History Program Type: Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: English, German Class Year: 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Language Study Offered: German Minimum Language Requirement: None
Program Description:

About Freie Universitat Berlin

The Freie Universitat Berlin Program is perfectly suited to beginning-level German language students. The University is a well-renown German institution with a population of around 40,000 students, including international students from 80 countries. Students are required to take 6-8 credit hours of intensive German-language instruction in addition to other courses offered in German or in English.

Berlin (pop. 3.4 million) is rich in history and culture. The contrasts between the former East and West Berlin are still evident in the city’s architecture. Students will find easy access via Berlin’s efficient transportation system to other cities around Germany and Europe. With the host-family housing option students live with a family in the Berlin area and learn about the German culture while practicing language skills on a daily basis.

Program Dates:           
Fall Semester: Late August to December   
Spring Semester: February to mid-May

Admissions Requirements:
There are no German-language pre-requisites, however, students must have a serious commitment to obtain language-proficiency. 

Courses & Credits: 
All students enroll in an Intensive German-language course and three additional courses for a total of 4.0 Wheaton credits. Courses taught in English are available in addition to the Intensive German course.

Housing & Board: 
Students choose to live in either a single-occupancy furnished studio or with a home-stay family. Board is included only in the home-stay option.

Wheaton Tuition, Room and Board - Expenses covered include tuition, housing, meals (home-stay only), one round-trip group flight from Boston or New York, orientation activities, a monthly public transportation pass, and some course materials.

Wheaton Confirmation Fee:
All students accepted to a study abroad program will be assessed a $500 non-refundable confirmation fee at the time of final confirmation of study abroad participation. Students are not charged the technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program. Fees will be billed to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July for Fall semester & December for Spring semester). 

Other Expenses:
Students are responsible for meals if living (in studio apartments), passport and residence permit fees, travel to meet the group flight, CISI Supplemental Health and Accident Insurance and personal expenses. 
A view of part of Germany with a windy road and grassy hills
     For Wheaton specific questions contact:    
     Center for Global Education
     5  Howard Street
     Wheaton College
     Norton, MA 02766-2322
     508-286- 4950

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.