Why Education Abroad in Germany?
** Learn the EU language with the largest number of native speakers and the second-most common language on the internet;
** Live in a country that plays a vital role today in Europe's intellectual, economic and cultural life;
** Study in a country whose recent history has deeply marked world politics and caused a new understanding of international law in the aftermath of WWII;
** Explore a city in which the memory of the Germany’s post-war division into two separate states and the reunification in 1989 is palpable, and in which the memory of the Holocaust is present in many forms;
** Discover the achievements of great artists, writers, philosophers and scientists -- J. W. Goethe, W. A. Mozart, L. v. Beethoven, Bettine Brentano-von Arnim, Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, Rosa Luxemburg, Sigmund Freud, Franz Kafka, Albert Einstein, Hannah Arendt, Käthe Kollwitz, Gerhard Richter...;
** Experience the development of contemporary German cinema: R. W. Fassbinder, Fatih Akin, Wolfgang Becker, Wim Wenders, Tom Tykwer, Margarethe von Trotta, Ulrike Ottinger...;
** Learn firsthand about the “green” politics and the progressive measures to protect the environment; and
** Prepare for a career in an internationally competitive world.
EAP in Germany
The University of California Education Abroad Program provides several opportunities for students to study in Germany. First, there is the traditional year-long option, in which students spend the entire academic year at Humboldt Universität Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin or Technische Universität Berlin. Alternatively, students may choose to study in Fall, Spring or Summer at one of EAP’s three partner institutions in Berlin. In addition, Munich University offers a program in Engineering for Sustainability. Depending on the program, language of instruction is German or English. A range of beginning to advanced German language courses is offered. All programs feature extensive extracurricular activities.
UCSB is an active participant in the UC Education Abroad Program in Saint Petersburg, Russia run by CIEE. Qualified students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to spend a summer, semester or year abroad.