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Study Abroad

Freie Universität Berlin - Summer

  • About the Program

    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

    Location Berlin, Germany
    Program Type Partner University Program
    Program Term Summer
    Program Dates July 13 to August 10, 2019 (Students participate in Term III FUBis Summer Program)
    Additional Information A Partner University program is a study abroad experience where students are nominated/accepted by Stony Brook University, and enroll at a partner institution. In most cases SBU faculty or staff are NOT traveling with participants.

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  • Program Details

    Course of Study

    *6 undergraduate credits required

    Participants will register for 6 total credits (two courses) fulfilling several 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.

    Program Details

    Language of Instruction English
    Language Proficiency Language proficiency is NOT required
    Program Term Summer
    Living Arrangements Participants will be housed in single rooms in shared apartments near campus.

    Program Housing Statement: Stony Brook University is required to comply with the housing policies of the host country, partner institution and/or hotel/hostel. These policies may include requirements such as sex-based housing placement.

    Additional Information

    Grades earned in a partner university 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.

    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

  • Requirements


    GPA 2.0
    Other Requirements N/A
    Application Deadline March 1 (Extended to April 1)
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Program Cost

    Program Cost

    Application Fee $60
    Tuition Rate $286 per credit for NY residents

    $1,023 per credit for non-residents
    Program Fee $3,350 (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
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