FU-BEST

Fall and Spring terms that follow a “typical” North American academic calendar (summer program is www.fubis.org) offering a wide range of subjects are available for students in this dynamic, young, and affordable European capital with easy access to many cities. English-taught courses in cultural studies, art history, literature, history, political science complement mandatory German language class. All levels available, so no need to know German to apply. Local field trips as well as a one-week excursion inside Germany and/or to a neighboring country are included in the reasonable program fee.

FU/BEST Berlin European Studies: Spend a Fall, Spring or Academic Year in Germany’s dynamic and young capital where classes (except for German language) are taught in English. Art, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Literature and Social Sciences are among the range of disciplines offered. Local field trips and a weeklong excursion are included in the fee. Housing is homestay or furnished apartment.

 

 

 

Academic Description
You can choose classes, taught in English, in English, art, history, political science, philosophy, and literature, and social sciences. Not all courses may be available during all study periods, see your program's website for up-to-date course lists.
Courses
Arts and Sciences
Architecture
Economics
Film Studies
German
Gender Sexuality & Women's Studies
History of Art & Architecture
History
Humanities
International Studies
Jewish Studies
Legal Studies
Music
Philosophy
Political Science
Religious Studies
Sociology
Theatre Arts
Urban Studies
Application Instructions

If you are applying for a Pitt-Recognized Program for Spring 2020 and beyond, Program Application Questions must be completed before your application can move forward, regardless of any application requirements established by your Pitt-Recognized Provider. These questions can be found under “Questionnaires”  in your application. Most require short answers of 150-200 words. Our goal is to help you to think about and express your goals for studying abroad in a way that will help you to maximize learning and growth in the following 3 phases of your experience:

  1. Pre-departure
  2. While abroad
  3. Post abroad 

While you will work on our application and your Provider’s application simultaneously, you will need to complete your Pitt application before your study abroad advisor will complete any forms or approval for your provider. Even if your Provider accepts your application, your application cannot move forward in our process until you complete our application questions.
 

SAO Staff

Leslie Ann Smedley

Hello Students! I am Leslie Ann Smedley, Senior Advisor and look forward to helping Arts and Sciences students to identify, apply for, and thrive in the study abroad program that fits each students’ academic/linguistic/cultural needs. I have been in the field of International Education for many years, including the last 10 in the Study Abroad Office. I am a Pittsburgher who studied abroad in Strasbourg, France while an undergrad and haven’t stopped travelling since. In addition to being passionate about discovering new places, I love to cook, garden and read. I look forward to helping you to achieve your goals!