Combined Language Instruction and
Students may take, prior to an internship in Berlin, language
instruction in cooperation with a very experienced language school in
Berlin, DIE NEUE SCHULE. These courses are to improve the German
language skills to enhance students' chances for being accepted by
attractive sites. Furthermore, the better the language proficiency, the
higher the effectiveness throughout the internship. Click here
for more details on the language
program for individual students
on the internship program. In addition,
you can find a list of the home colleges and universities
of participating students.
The combination of both programs allows students to start their stay in
Berlin by attending a language class over the first four weeks (80 h)
and then take an eight-week internship. The table at the bottom of
this site gives a price example.
The STUDIENFORUM BERLIN's Combination Program is open to undergraduate
and graduate students in all fields of study. Students must be
sophomores, juniors or seniors at the time of their internship and have
a grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better.
STUDIENFORUM BERLIN is an academic non-profit
institution. Thus, all internships STUDIENFORUM BERLIN arranges are
Combination Program attempts to
prepare students for the
subsequent internship. Some
prior knowledge of the German
language, both spoken and
written, is required. The level
B1 of the language levels of the
Common European Framework of
References (CEF) or higher.
Students who have a detailed knowledge or a particular interest in a
specific field for their internship should note this in the cover
letter of the application. In a short essay (no more than a page) they
should explain why they would like to do an international internship,
make clear what the purpose of their internship is and how the
internship contributes to their field of study. Please note that the
minimum duration of an internship is eight weeks.
For the application students are also required to send
- a current résumé,
- current transcript,
- copy of current student ID,
- three photographs,
- proof of health, accident
liablity insurance coverage for abroad (these three insurance
components are mandatory. STUDIENFORUM BERLIN can arrange for insurance
coverage at reasonable cost upon arrival).
Orientation covers all aspects of the program, with special emphasis on
living, studying, and interning in Germany. Cultural and social
activities are held to acquaint students with each other and the New
Internship placements are quite competitive. STUDIENFORUM BERLIN makes
strict efforts to place the interns in order of their preferences but
cannot make sure that each one will get her/his first choice.
Orientation does emphasize health and personal security while studying and while traveling in Berlin and Germany.
STUDIENFORUM BERLIN's staff will be available throughout the program to meet the needs of the
interns. The staff will also arrange for a sightseeing tours in Berlin
(included in the program fee) and make reservations for optional cultural
events: theatres, operas,
concerts, exhibitions. Tours to sites outside of Berlin are optional.
STUDIENFORUM BERLIN does not grant credit or confer degrees itself.
After completing the internship successfully students will get
certificates by Studienforum Berlin.
tuition and fees include
- internship placement,
- health, accident and liability insurance,
- pick-up service,
package" (including Public Transportation Pass (A and B), a City
Map, cell phone rental incl. a 15 € prepaid card, the STUDIENFORUM
BERLIN's Student Handbook "Discover Berlin", several brochures etc.),
- Berlin sightseeing tour,
- organization of leisure and cultural activities (social gatherings, tickets for theatre, operas, concerts),
- administration fee (includes accommodation
The price of the language course includes
- language course
- placement test
- 20 h of language
instruction per week
- learning material
- final test
The following table gives you a price example
of a typical 12-week
combination of language/internship
and, as a reference, for a typical 8-week internship
(for longer terms prices
(shared apartment without
Euro-Dollar exchange rates are
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