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* Note about Summer 2021 Programming

The current pandemic is an ongoing, constantly evolving situation. We are currently working with our international partners on new protocols for summer 2021; however it may not be possible to offer all programs. Should the University allow study abroad programs to run next summer, decisions as to what sites will be available will be made based on travel advisories and University risk management guidelines.

We will update the website as soon as more information is known.

Germany: Berlin

Saturday, July 25 to Saturday, August 22, 2020 (4 weeks)

This will be the 19th year that the University of Toronto has offered a summer program in Berlin. Over 700 students have participated in the program since it began. Your classroom will be located in Gendarmenmarkt Square, the historic hub of Berlin, amid famous landmarks such as the French Cathedral, the German Cathedral and the State Concert Hall.

A generous range of scholarships are available to eligible U of T students applying to this program, including several Joint Initiative in German and European Studies Scholarships valued at up to $5,000 and six Summer Abroad Bursaries of $3,000 each. Further information is available in the Financial Aid section of the website.

View from the Deutsch Bank building of the Brandenburg Gate

Immerse Yourself in a Dynamic World City

  • Berlin is a central hub of Europe, lying on the north-south axis between Copenhagen and Vienna. Cities such as Dresden, Paris, Madrid, Rome, Brussels, Prague and Warsaw are all within easy reach of Berlin.
  • Berlin is known for its numerous festivals, shows, fairs and exhibits, as well as its rich food, music and arts scenes. The city boasts three opera houses, eight symphony orchestras and numerous cinemas (including open-air sites).
  • Almost one-quarter of Berlin’s urban surface consists of lake and forest, as well as extensive parklands, bike trails and the Spree and Havel waterways.

Program Activities

Students will enjoy site visits to local museums, galleries, and culturally significant and historic neighbourhoods. Taking full advantage of all that Berlin has to offer, the program includes walking tours and numerous social activities organized by on-site staff.