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AIFS Study Abroad in Berlin: January Term

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Academics


  • Living Situation


  • Cultural Immersion


  • Program Administration


  • Health and Safety


  • Social Life


Life-Altering Experience

This was the first of two study abroad programs I did with AIFS and the fact I live in Berlin now is a direct result of my experience during this program. I lived in a home-stay arrangement that was just far enough from school to allow me to walk and experience the city every morning without taking a long time. I know this wasn't the case for all of the students, but finding suitable home-stay lodgings is difficult enough in and of itself. There were several opportunities for us to participate in group gatherings at museums, do tours around the city, a trip to Dresden was included, and a trip to Prague was optional for an additional cost. Overall, the trip helped to immerse me in another culture in a way completely different than a short vacation can. Our program coordinator was extremely helpful and kind and had to put up with a lot of difficulties students were having trying to adapt etc, and yet she still did an outstanding job.

Institution Affiliates:

World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confederation