Why study in Berlin? Opportunities abroad in Europe are a lot. You can find quite easily a long list of good Universities and cities offering exchange opportunities. So why choose Berlin for your expreience abroad?
The reasons are certainly many, but we have grouped them together in 3 main points that may interest you.
Humboldt University of Berlin. Freie Universität Berlin. Berlin University of the Arts. Berlin Institute of Technology. These are the 4 main universities of Berlin, among the best in Germany. As in the case of Humboldt, among the best in the world. Characters like Otto von Bismarck, Albert Einstein, Karl Marx, Georg Hegel, Heinrich Heine attended this University just to name a few.
Universities in Germany are almost completely free. There is only a small enrollment fee which compared to the average cost of universities in the world is really negligible. These Universities are leaders in the inclusion of Erasmus students. Therefore the environment outside the classrooms is really interesting.
Not only many Erasmus students, but also people from all over the world who move to Berlin every year for work, interest, love or just fun. This makes this city one of the most intercultural in the world.
It is possible to meet people from all over the world. But also to try foods and customs of different cultures in the thousands of restaurants and events that are celebrated every week. It is possible that you meet a boy from the other side of the world who now works in Berlin and who also traveled by chance in your country of origin. A lot of intersections and intrigues are created in Berlin.
A historic, rich, dynamic, booming city. And after Brexit has already been called the “new London”. Berlin has a lot to offer right now. In spite of everything the prices are still accessible. And the quality of life is really good with a large amount of green and well-kept spaces.
Surely you will be in the position to improve your English because in Berlin you can really survive without knowing German, but being fluent in English. Surely, however, it is also a valuable opportunity to learn German, as thousands do to integrate into a long-term perspective. Or even as strategic move in order to enrich your curriculum, learn new languages and give depth to what you learned during university. In general it is now largely known that an experience abroad puts us in a position to experience a cultural shock, to grow and have new points of view; and no less important gaining experience for the future while enjoying the present.