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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Academic Level: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Language(s) of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Apartment Program Model: Partner Provider
Area(s) of Study: Communication, General Business, Management, Marketing Minimum GPA: 2.75
Open to Non-UHCL Applicants: Yes
Program Description:

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Berlin Spring Quarter - Business, Sustainability & Innovation

Program Overview

Study Business, Sustainability & Innovation in Berlin—one of the world’s most historically, economically, politically, and culturally exciting cities! This English-taught, 10-week program makes this global city your home. 

Beginning in March 2021, our program takes full advantage of Berlin’s position as an economic powerhouse and global leader in sustainability, as well as the city’s entrepreneurial spirit. The English-taught courses in topics such as Business Ethics, International Marketing, and Global Business are viewed through the lens of Berlin and Germany, using local startups and corporations as case studies. You’ll learn firsthand the significant challenges involved in balancing financial success with sustainability. You can also supplement your Business studies with a course on German Popular Culture or Intercultural Communication.
Berlin and Germany will be your classroom. Imagine studying Global Business and then taking a trip to BMW's manufacturing plant in Munich. Or learning about Business Ethics and then attending a talk at the Potsdam Institute of Climate Research. All of your classes will include course-related trips that take you out of the classroom and into the real world, with visits to startups, businesses, and organizations in and around Berlin.

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Why Berlin?

You mean besides being a cosmopolitan, diverse, exciting, and endlessly explorable city brimming with creativity, innovation, new ideas, and boundless energy? Well, there’s the fact that Berlin is at the center of European and global politics and economics and, along with the rest of Germany, it leads the way in sustainability efforts, with an ambitious plan to become completely carbon neutral by 2050. 

Berlin is the home to countless innovative startups, many of which also focus on sustainability issues. At the same time, Germany is also home to many massive (and more traditional) manufacturing conglomerates (think Volkswagen, Merck, BMW, Siemens, and many more). 

What we’re saying is this: if you’re looking to study Business, Sustainability, and Innovation in one of the world’s most historically, economically, politically, and culturally exciting cities, you can’t beat Berlin.

Student Life

We strive to make sure you feel safe, cared for, and at home while you’re away from home. Whether it’s the orientation program that makes you feel prepared, your housing that is well-located and comfortable, the cultural events that make it easy and fun to meet other international and local students, or the field trips and walking tours that take you to places tourists don’t usually see—we’re all about our student service. Learn more about the day-to-day studying abroad on this program. From field trips to housing, it’s all on IES Abroad’s website.

Scholarships & Aid

IES Abroad firmly believes that financial limitations should not prevent a qualified student from participating in an IES Abroad program. That's why we commit $5 million in study abroad scholarships and aid, all offered through one quick and easy application. Check out all of our scholarship options at

Aid Application Deadlines:
Summer – April 1
Fall/Academic Year – May 1
Spring/Calendar Year – November 1

The IES Abroad Difference

We can say that our academic standards are completely unmatched, our partnerships with more than 500 global universities and colleges speak to the quality of our programs, and our health and safety practices have set the standards for the entire field of study abroad. And all of that would be true…. But what really sets us apart is our commitment to you. As a not-for-profit study abroad and internship provider, you are our bottom line. Your success is our success. And in today’s world, that’s a pretty extraordinary thing.
  • 135+ Award-Winning Study Abroad and Internship Programs
  • 33 Global Locations
  • Advising & Student Support from predeparture to after you return home
  • Strong Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
  • $5+ Million in Scholarships and Aid
  • Passionate, Mission-Focused Staff and Faculty from our headquarters in Chicago to our Centers around the world
  • 70 Years of Experience

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Call us at 800.995.2300

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2024-2025 11/01/2024 11/01/2024 TBA TBA