Language Immersion

Summer: FUBiS (Germany)

Berlin, Germany

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Summer II 2021
May 29, 2021
Jul 10, 2021
Apr 15, 2021
Language(s) of Instruction
Class Standing
Rising Sophomore


Program Advisor

The Program

Wide-range of German language and content courses.

Excursions to some of Germany’s most beautiful and culturally rich cities. No previous knowledge of German is required; language courses are offered on all levels and the program is also open to students who want to take courses in English only.


Summer FUBiS

Program Locations




Once divided, Berlin is once again the center of German politics, arts, and cultural life and the gateway to Eastern Europe. It is an East-West metropolis with something for everyone.  Traverse the streets of Berlin and you will find the monumental Brandenburg Gate, the shops and bustling commerce on the Ku'damm and the hip Hackesche Hoefe district. In the Tiergarten the "House of World Cultures" presents a wealth of events and exhibitions featuring cultures from outside Europe.


Program costs include numerous organized tours and weekend trips to other German cities and to leading museums and cultural institutions. These places will afford you a first-hand experience of Germany’s rich cultural heritage, Germany's emerging leadership role in the European Union, as well as its coming to terms with the legacy of National Socialism and the Holocaust and the lasting effects of the Cold War division on the country from 1945 through the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. 

Course Offerings

  • Courses taught in German will be offered at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. German-language topics courses are also available for students who place out of these levels of the language track. There is no German language prerequisite to be eligible for this program nor are students required to take German-language courses; beginning German language students are also welcome.

  • Courses taught in English on a broad array of topics will give a unique, yet thorough, insight into German culture and society at the beginning of the 21st century.

  • Both the courses taught in German and those taught in English may be counted toward the relevant requirements for the German major and minor, as well as toward the degree requirements of other Rutgers programs. Students should consult with their degree program’s Undergraduate Director in advance to confirm how credits will be applied to that program.

Students can learn more about course offerings here

For information about study abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.


Academic Calendar

To see the updated calendar for FUBiS Summer Term II, go to their website.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted and the academic dates have been confirmed.


Summer Term II

Late May

Early July

Housing and Meals

Students can choose between 2 options: stay with a Berlin host family (*strongly recommended for students looking to increase their German fluency) or stay in a single room in a shared apartment (Studentenwerk) at FUBIS student dormitories.


FUBiS offers a limited number of homestay opportunities with Berlin hosts. Homestay is particularly attractive for German language students since they will be able to practice their German in conversations with their hosts and fully immerse in German culture on a day-to-day basis. The cost includes daily breakfast, one additional meal, and commission. Homestays provide students with a private bedroom including linen, bed, desk, a place for clothing and personal items.


Students will stay in individual rooms of approx. 12 sqm within a shared apartment of up to 6 bedrooms, sharing the bathroom and kitchen. The open living structure offers a familiar atmosphere and makes getting to know each other easier. The kitchens are equipped with cooker, fridge, cookware, and dishes.

Each room is furnished with a bed (including bed linen), a desk, bookshelf, a closet, and a chair. Towels are not included, so please bring your own. There is a laundry room with card operated washing machines and dryers available as well.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
Undergrad NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Semi-Intensive German Track (6 credits) w/ homestay $6,340 $6,920
Semi-Intensive German Track (6 credits) w/ apartment $5,920 $6,500
Intensive German Track (7 credits) w/ homestay $5,430 $6,110
Intensive German Track (7 credits) w/ apartment $5,010 $5,680
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    *Housing (either single room in shared apartments, or homestay)
•    Some meals (Homestays include daily breakfast, one additional meal, and commission)
•    Some excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

* For housing in all other options students will need to pay the difference directly to the provider.

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Meals* $500
Personal Expenses $500
Total $2,200.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.



Students are encouraged to start researching scholarship opportunities as early as possible.

There are many kinds of scholarships available, with different eligibility requirements and application criteria. To get a sense of what scholarships are available for your program, please download the Scholarships-at-a-Glance worksheet and visit our scholarship directory for a comprehensive list of study abroad scholarships. 

There are several opportunities for students to obtain financial assistance for FUBiS Summer Program in Berlin.  Please, go to FUBiS website for specific details.

In the past, the German Department has been able to make average summer awards of approximately $1,850 to currently enrolled Rutgers students, in some cases more. The German Department hopes to be able to continue making such awards available.

Applicants seeking scholarship assistance from the German Department should indicate this on their application. If you feel your financial situation deserves special attention on our part, please include this information, along with an explanation, within the "personal statement" section of the program application.

Funding is available for graduate students as well as undergraduates, but graduate students are also encouraged to ask about additional potential funding from their home programs. All awards are subtracted from your final payment.


Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.