Spend a semester or academic year in Berlin, Germany with AIFS. You’ll earn up to 15 credits per semester through studying at Freie Universität, Berlin. Courses are offered in English and in German.
Volunteering is a great way to give back to the local community. If you’re interested in volunteering in Berlin, information on volunteer opportunities will be available once you arrive.
Live in a homestay or a student apartment. Homestay students live in their own room and receive breakfast and dinner daily from their host family. Apartments are single or double occupancy and include a meal allowance. All students receive a Mensa card to subsidize the cost of on-campus dining.
Cultural and social activities include:
German cooking classes
Visits to the many historical and cultural landmarks in Berlin
Day trips to Potsdam, Quedlinburg and Dresden
Week-long trip to a destination in Europe (to be determined just prior to the start of the semester).
Offering more than $800,000 in scholarships, grants & financial support each year!
AIFS is recognized as a premier provider of study abroad programs. All-inclusive program fees cover tuition, housing, a meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service. Since 1964, more than 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS.
Application Process for Other Approved Programs
This program is offered through one of our approved program partners. In order to participate you must apply through, and be approved, by both St. Thomas and the program.
Attend a first-step session. Dates posted online at stthomas.edu/studyabroad.
Schedule an advising meeting. This meeting will review:
any questions you have about studying abroad, including program selection if you are considering multiple programs.
the course approval process
how to apply to Other Approved Programs
Notify your study abroad advisor of final program selection.
Complete all St. Thomas application materials by the St. Thomas application deadline.
Complete program application via the program’s website by their deadline.
University of St. Thomas application deadlines:
October 1 for January Term and spring semester programs
March 15 for summer, fall semester and year-long programs.
Please note that some programs have deadlines earlier than St. Thomas.
St Thomas Criteria for Participation
Minimum grade point average of 2.5.
Students may not apply for, maintain an approved application, nor participate in a Study Abroad program while on academic or conduct probation. Any disciplinary records may be a consideration for approval to participate in an off-campus programs.
View all eligibility requirements for study abroad through St. Thomas: stthomas.edu/studyabroad > Student Policies.
Some programs have additional criteria.
Financial Aid Awards (grants, loans and scholarships) typically apply to study abroad. Visit stthomas.edu/financialaid for instructions.
The Office of Study Abroad, and other approved program partners, offers scholarships. Visit stthomas.edu/studyabroad, and the program’s website, for details.
For additional program information, contact the program partner.
For application procedures contact Study Abroad.
Office of Study Abroad
University of St. Thomas
MHC 212 (Mail 5026)
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105-1096 USA