Leslie H., Germany – Humboldt Universität (Global Studies & German)

Grüss Gott! My name is Leslie Hernandez, and I am a 4th year, Global Studies and German double major. Last year I had the privilege of studying abroad in Berlin, Germany. ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I was in an immersion program so most … More Leslie H., Germany – Humboldt Universität (Global Studies & German)

Wonu F. Germany – Free University – European Studies (Global Studies)

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took many super interesting classes abroad. I took classes that helped me understand the history of Berlin and Germany, and how it relates back to the history of the United States. I also took a very important intro … More Wonu F. Germany – Free University – European Studies (Global Studies)

Natalie S., Berlin – Free University International Summer School (Global Studies

ACADEMICS – I took two classes, one that was Seduction and Terror: Hitler’s Germany and the other being International Relations and Contemporary Politics. They were very similar to courses that I take in my major and fit perfectly in my major requirements. The difference for both of them with courses at UCSB was the different … More Natalie S., Berlin – Free University International Summer School (Global Studies

Tyler D., Germany- Free Univ. of Berlin (Communication & German)

Studying, living, and interning in Berlin to better my German fluency. ACADEMICS 1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took upper-division courses for both my Communication and German majors. These were a mix of English and German courses that were challenging, yet integral in my … More Tyler D., Germany- Free Univ. of Berlin (Communication & German)

Carlyn Castillo, Germany, International Summer School, Free Univ. Berlin (Sociology, German & Applied Psych Minor)

1. What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal?     My biggest fear about studying abroad would not being able to get around the city or other modes of transportation, but that fear definitely improved with time! I was able to purchase a monthly bus pass … More Carlyn Castillo, Germany, International Summer School, Free Univ. Berlin (Sociology, German & Applied Psych Minor)

Liva Jostad Laswell , Germany, Freie Universität, Berlin European Studies Program (Literature & German)

1. What were you totally freaked out about before going that turned out to be no big deal? I was really worried that I’d have trouble getting around, in terms of language. I had only studied German for a year and was not very confident with my conversational skills, so I wasn’t sure how things … More Liva Jostad Laswell , Germany, Freie Universität, Berlin European Studies Program (Literature & German)