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Freie Universität Berlin

About the Program

SBU offers students the opportunity to experience International Summer School at Freie Universität Berlin, one of Germany’s top ranked and most prestigious universities.  Participants will earn six academic credits while immersed in one of the world’s most exciting and cosmopolitan cities known for its history, diverse architecture, museums, contemporary art scene, and universities.

Program Highlights:



  • Guided Tour through the Reichstag Building and the Federal Parliament
  • River Boat Tour through Downtown Berlin
  • Weekly movie screening presenting popular and well-known German films
  • Student ID that gives students access to reduced priced meals at the Freie Universität dining hall, as well as student tickets for sights, museums etc.
  • Access to libraries and computing, and printing facilities on the campus
  • Welcome and farewell buffet

Course of Study

*6 undergraduate credits required
Participants will register for 6 total credits (two courses) fulfilling several Diversified Education Curriculum (DEC) categories or Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) requirements.

All participants following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) will fulfill GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirement(s) fulfilled by their coursework.

Please click the "View Course Information" button towards the bottom of the page to view the updated course listing.


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Course Information


Berlin, Germany

Language of Instruction


Language Proficiency

Language proficiency is NOT required

Program Type

International Summer School: Students select courses offered by partner institution

Program Dates

July 22 to August 19, 2017

Living Arrangements

Participants will be housed in single rooms in shared apartments near campus.



2.0 or higher

Other Requirements


Application Deadline

March 1st (*Application deadline has been extended to March 15)

Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.

Program Cost

Application Fee $60
Tuition Rate $270 per credit for NY residents ; $988 per credit for non-residents
Program Fee

$2,900 (includes housing, group excursions, and international health insurance)

Administrative Fee $200 (non-refundable)
International Health Insurance Included in the Program Fee
Other Fees

$1,100 (approximately; estimated personal expenses, monthly metro pass, books, passport, meals)

Travel Costs

Estimated Airfare: $1,500.  All student participants will travel together to the study abroad site.  

Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.

Student Feedback:

  • “Don't be afraid to "get lost." You don't always have to follow the map. Try to go out and put yourself in situations that make you uncomfortable. These experiences will force you to adapt in the best way…” - Brittany, Summer 2015

More Information

Grades earned in an exchange program WILL NOT calculate towards the cumulative GPA for SBU students.

Non-SBU students must contact their home university regarding their grade and credit transfer policy.

Links and Resources

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Contact Information

Pascale Jones
International Programs Coordinator
International Academic Programs
Stony Brook University
E1340 Melville Library
Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794-3397
Tel: (631) 632-7030
Fax: (631) 632-1396
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