Humboldt Perspectives Study Abroad offers visiting undergraduate students from across the globe the opportunity to complete a study period of three months at Humboldt-Universität. Students can choose to study in Berlin in the fall (September to December) or spring (February to May).
The program consists of academic courses as well as accompanying intercultural training, German courses, and excursions in Berlin.
Courses are taught in English and are designed for undergraduate students. They are open to students of all subject areas and offer an interdisciplinary approach to a wide range of topical issues related to Berlin, Germany, and Europe.The courses are related to the fields of urban development and ecology, culture and society, migration, politics, philosophy, and different aspects of German history. Students may also select a German language class for beginners (A1).
Humboldt Perspectives Study Abroad builds on Alexander and Wilhelm von Humboldt’s long-standing insight that traveling to new places, questioning seemingly self-evident things, and exchanging ideas between students and researchers, are fundamental to research and teaching. The program aims to give international students the opportunity to explore new places and topics, and to expand their own horizons in many of ways:
Courses create an interdisciplinary learning environment and look at the seminar topics from unusual, surprising, and inspiring angles. They involve excursions into the city of Berlin to address and discover its diversity and history from different disciplinary perspectives.
The accompanying intercultural training is an integral part of the program. It takes place at the beginning as well as throughout the study period. Students reflect on their study abroad experience and learn more about cultural diversity in class and Berlin.
Lecturers use various interactive working methods to make the course a rich learning experience for all participants. Students are encouraged to express, discuss and exchange different ideas. They develop new perspectives on their host and also their home country. The students‘ diverse backgrounds and experiences are taken into account for the learning process.
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