Students are housed in Apartments am Brandenburger Tor, which is located between the Brandenburg Gate and Potsdamer Platz. The apartments are conveniently located close to the public transport system (U-Bahn, S-Bahn) and are walking distance from the classrooms.
Each unit houses three students in two bedrooms (one single and one double), who share a small kitchen and washroom. There is wifi internet access in the apartments, and they are close to a number of restaurants, cafes, markets and shops.
There is no meal plan. Students should budget approximately CAD$650 for a combination of self-prepared and purchased meals.
Students are required to submit a damage deposit. This will be returned on completion of the program provided the rooms are left clean and undamaged and keys have been returned.
Double room accommodation: CAD$2,100
Single room accommodation: CAD$2,800
There is no group flight for this program; students must make their own travel arrangements. Students who choose to arrive earlier or leave later than the program dates will be responsible for arranging their own accommodation for the extra day(s).
All students are responsible for making sure that their necessary travel documents are in order. Information on entry requirements is available from the German Consulate.
As of the time of publication (December 2019), Canadian citizens only need a passport valid for six months beyond their return date to enter Germany as a visitor. Citizens of other countries may have additional requirements.
NOTE: International students who need to apply for a short-stay visa should apply for it in Toronto. Students can request a letter of support to assist with their visa application by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org AFTER all of their program fees have been paid to the Summer Abroad office.
Health and Safety
All students admitted to the Summer Abroad program are required to successfully complete an online PDO, which will provide information and advice on international health and safety issues. Students are also strongly encouraged to attend the in-person Germany PDO on April 16 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.