Why Berlin?

With a music scene like no other and an endless list of sights to explore, Germany’s former divided city has become one of the most exciting places to be. Berlin is buzzing, vibrant and has a truly distinct identity. This 24-hour multicultural capital is brimming with history, bursting with creativity and we can’t recommend it enough. Check out our tips and blogs to guarantee you make the most of your time there!


“It's hard not to find things to do in Berlin, particularly when you're in a fun neighbourhood, such as Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg or Neukölln."

Berlin Wall

An absolute must. From iconic murals at East Side Gallery to incredibly moving testimony at the Berlin Wall Memorial, the city has transformed this former symbol of division into a creative and educational space. Living history.


A bar, in a pool, on a river. Panoramic views across the Spree and beach vibes make this one unmissable. Great at golden hour.

Urban Nation

The world’s first street art museum is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Show your support for graffiti artists and muralists at this vibrant Schöneberg exhibition space.

Tempelhofer Feld

This former airport has been reclaimed by Berliners and converted into a breath-taking public park, ideal for cycling, jogging or a summer picnic. The abandoned planes and runway give this spot a ridiculously unique feel.

Explore these unique experiences and amazing tours


Looking for long term stays? Read our guide below. 

Looking for long term stays? Read our guide below. 


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General Info

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  • Bikes
  • Public Transport
  • Taxis

Cycling is super popular here, and you can get bikes pretty cheaply at markets, online or alternatively use Mobikes. If you're a student, all public transport within Berlin is free, including to the airport!

A really cool bike subscription service, you can rent bikes for only 15 euros a month with repairs included in your subscription. Check it out: Swapfiets

Ticket inspectors are often undercover so make sure you have a ticket. Citymapper and the BVG app are both good for getting around. Worth getting a monthly transport card and if you are doing an internship you can get a discount ticket (Azubi).

Public transport runs all night, and Uber is as expensive as taxis here, so bear that in mind.

Our Community

Talk to one of our ambassadors for bespoke advice or read our students blogs.​​


"Hi, I’m Nick and I lived and worked in Berlin and Barcelona on my year abroad in 2018/19. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about working in Germany or Spain, travel in Latin America, or keeping your languages up to speed!"

Lucy Mackie

"Hi there, I’m Lucy! I did my year abroad in Berlin in 2018. I studied at the University of Humboldt and lived in Friedrichshain, East Berlin. I had an amazing time and would be happy to chat about anything – whether about the uni life, the different areas you could live in, restaurant recommendations, flat searches, nightlife…Always happy to help!"

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