The Berlin Summer Study Abroad program provides undergraduate students of all disciplines with an opportunity to spend eleven weeks in a high-tech city while earning 12 hours of GT credit with GT faculty.
Join us for an information session with program faculty and alumni to learn more! Information sessions are generally scheduled throughout the fall semester. For upcoming dates and other details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The summer courses offered through the Berlin program are open to all majors and are usually taught by 3 to 4 GT faculty, in English, for GT resident credit. Although course offerings can vary each summer, they are typically offered in computer science, startup lab, machine learning, and others. Classes are held at the Technische Universität Berlin. All courses are tentatively scheduled to avoid any overlap or conflict in students’ selections, and students are expected to register for 12 credit hours for the summer. Generally, the courses fulfill Ethics and Institute Humanities requirements as well as computer science major courses and electives. The courses often draw interdisciplinary themes and exploit the unique learning setting of Berlin to optimize students’ academic experience abroad.
Students spending their summer studying in Berlin can expect to pay an application and program fee, in-state tuition and fees, and optional group airfare. These costs are charged and paid through the Bursar’s Office via student accounts. The program fee includes housing, health insurance, transportation to and from the airport in Berlin (TXL), public transportation in Berlin, and a few group meals. Students should budget additional money for daily meals, leisure activities, and independent travel. Most Georgia Tech financial aid is applicable to study abroad costs in Berlin, and scholarships including Zell Miller and HOPE are applicable to summer tuition. Additional scholarships are available. For OIE Resources on Scholarships, click here.
Please note our cancellation policy: the application fee is non-refundable; students canceling participation prior to March 6th must pay the first program fee payment of $4,000; cancellations after this date will result in forfeiture of all anticipated or paid program fees. Additionally, Georgia Tech reserves the right to alter or cancel this program due to low enrollment, unavailability of a professor to teach a planned course, or other unforeseen circumstances. If Georgia Tech cancels the program before departure for reasons within its control, all fees paid by participants will be refunded. If Georgia Tech cancels the program before departure or while the program is in progress for reasons beyond its control, such as political unrest or danger to participants’ safety, only those fees that Georgia Tech is able to have refunded by service providers will be returned to participants.
Students stay at a modern, fully furnished, gated student residence in the Kreuzberg neighborhood of Berlin. Accommodations are provided in double or triple rooms with in-suite bathroom, study space, mini fridge and microwave, and WiFi. Available to students through this international student residence are a coffee shop in the lobby, several common areas including living rooms with couches and TV, group study spaces and a courtyard, laundry facilities, and fully-equipped communal kitchens. A housing deposit is required prior to check-in, which is refundable less any damage deductions, cleaning or replacement charges.
After receiving notice of acceptance to the program, there are important decisions to make, dates to know and meetings to attend. First and foremost, all students should have a valid passport or apply for one!