German Study Abroad

Humboldt University Summer Language Program

Enhance your German skills studying in Berlin for the summer. Apply to attend the language academy and enroll in German intensive courses at the Humboldt-University.

Berlin Consortium for German Studies (BCGS)

Spend an academic-year or spring semester living in the EU’s economic and political powerhouse. Prepare for study in the German university system through intensive language training. Explore contemporary German life and culture in a city with a vibrant arts scene. Immerse yourself in Berlin's advanced knowledge of environmentalism and new technologies. Academic credit earned in Berlin becomes part of the Columbia transcript and can be counted toward a major or concentration in German.

Fulbright Program

Graduating seniors can also apply to the Fulbright Program.

Summer Internship

German American Exchange Inc. is a non-profit organization that aims to foster transatlantic relations by connecting American students and German companies in the interest of mediating a positive view of Germany to the future leaders of the United States. The Summer Internship Program, supported by the German American Chamber of Commerce, offers students the chance to work at a company in Germany, gain valuable international work experience, and improve German language skills. Applications are being accepted for the 2018 summer program now and until November 30th.

Internship Program

Cultural Vistas’ Internship Program in Germany provides excellent opportunities for students to gain valuable international work skills, improve German language abilities, and experience German life and culture firsthand.

Our staff works with an array of global partner organizations to place participants in professional internships that reflect their background and career goals. Companies range from small family-owned businesses to multinational holdings.

The German Department collaborates with the FU Berlin in Germany and the SNF research project Media of Exactitude at the University of Basel. In addition, graduate students can apply for external funding for a semester or year abroad through the DAAD, the Fulbright Scholar Program, or the American Friends of Marbach.

Ritter Sport statue photographed by Jutta Schmiers-Heller