IES Germany

IES Germany — Academics

Program Structure

IES is an affiliated program. You receive resident credit for the courses you take. Your grades count toward your University of Minnesota GPA and each course appears on your transcript. More information can be found in the Academics Policy.


Semester & Academic-Year Programs

Berlin: Take courses in art history, business, cinema, economics, German language, literature and theatre, modern history, political science, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. Courses emphasize the 20th Century background of contemporary issues and use structured field assignments in Berlin. Internships are available in art, business, education, mass media, social service, politics and theatre. Instruction is in German by German faculty.

Berlin - Language & Area Studies

Berlin - Metropolitan Studies

Freiburg: The Environmental Studies and Sustainability Program allows you to explore important topics in Environmental Studies and Forest Ecology in English, while living in Freiburg, a center of the modern environmental movement. Spring semester students have the option to apply for a 6-week research assistantship in environmental studies upon conclusion of the program. 

Typical credits: 30 for academic year; 15 for fall or spring semester.

Summer Programs

Berlin: Enroll in English and German-taught courses focusing on German society and culture through the Language and Culture option. With the Metropolitan Studies and Architecture option, explore issues of urban studies, architecture and environmental studies in a modern city. Typical credits: 6 credits for a summer program.

Berlin Summer - Internship

Berlin Summer - Language & Culture

Berlin Summer - Metropolitan Studies & Architecture


Finding Course Information

Learn about country-specific academic terminology and how to find host university course information.