Partner Institution in Germany

The Germany Program partners with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that has been a leader in providing international education and exchange opportunities for over 65 years. Their mission is to help students, teachers, and young professionals from across the globe gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world. By aiming to promote the exchange of ideas and experiences, CIEE creates opportunities that foster the development of understanding and mutual respect between communities. Germany students live and take courses at the CIEE Global Institute. Located in the Kreuzberg district, this campus offers students the chance to integrate into a local German neighborhood while benefitting from the many services and support offered by the CIEE and staffs.

College Compatibility in Germany

The Germany Program curriculum is tailored to meet the academic needs and requirements of students in the following colleges.

Please see course offerings by college below:

College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH)
D’Amore McKim School of Business (DMSB)
Explore Program for Undeclared Students whose primary academic interest lies within CSSH or DMSB

Please note all courses are subject to change

The 2020 Program Course Description Guide (available in late spring) provides a detailed list of all the courses offered as a part of The Program across each of our locations.

Course Logistics

Class Schedule
Please see Academics While Abroad for information on course registration information. You will receive your class schedule when you arrive in Germany.


Students will need to purchase some of their book textbooks in advance and bring them with them to Berlin (either hard copies or electronic text if you prefer) as not all are easily available in English in Germany. Students should not purchase textbooks until their courses have been confirmed by their academic advisor. If they have changes due to AP/IB credit, they should contact The Program after meeting with their academic advisor at Pre-departure Orientation to confirm which classes they are taking.

Once course enrollment and textbook requirements are complete, will share the textbook list with the impacted students.


Academic Resources Abroad

CIEE utilizes Canvas, an e-learning platform that allows students to access academic schedules and classroom materials online. Professors may also use Canvas for assignment submission and grade reporting.

The following resources are also available to students through CIEE:

  • Academic mentoring through one-on-one sessions
  • Subject-based tutoring, either one-on-one or group-based assistance focused on one academic area
  • Regular drop-in hours where students can seek individual support with drafting, revising, and final editing of writing assignments
  • Some faculty members may also offer group-based assistance in the form of extra class sessions or workshops