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  • Fernsheturm View

  • Dear Global Education Office, 

    The time I spent in Berlin was absolutley amazing. On the last day in one of my classes, Art and Architecture, we were able to go to the top of the Fernshehturm, in former East Berlin. We were able to see an incredible view of the…

  • Credit: Sydney Smith
  • Major: Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Tags: Duke in Berlin, Germany
  • Duke in Berlin

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Duke in Berlin was one of the best experiences of my life! Being pre-Med, I worried about being able to study abroad during my college career. This program gave me exactly what I needed and even forced me out of my comfort zone when I was enrolled…

  • Credit: Aidan Haney
  • Major: Evolutionary Anthropology
  • Tags: Berlin, Duke in Berlin, Germany, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office;

    My time in Berlin this summer was indescribable. I took two great courses, but the classroom experience was not simply limited to the walls of the TU Berlin. We went on several class excursions all over Berlin, each of which I could write about. The highlight of…

  • Credit: Marquese Robinson
  • Major: Political Science & Psychology
  • Tags: Duke Summer in Berlin, Germany
  • Postcard From Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Before coming to Berlin, I had never left the North America. Landing in another country where the common language is different from your own is frightening. I would soon learn that Berlin is a diverse and multicultural center, and it's fairly normal to hear multiple languages when…

  • Credit: Kristian King
  • Major: Biology
  • Tags: Berlin, Duke in Berlin, Germany, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Before my trip to Germany, I had never left North America. Growing up, my family always had to keep our vacations relatively close to home (in a po-dunk town of Arizona) due to expenses. Once I was awarded the Mac Anderson Scholarship the opportunity to see another…

  • Credit: Emily Ellsworth
  • Major: Women's Studies
  • Tags: Berlin, Duke in Berlin, Germany, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Traveling to Berlin this summer offered me an incredible opportunity to enhance my understanding of the German language while also instructing me in the rich history of the country. While it was amazing to see the remnants of the Berlin wall and travel to Nuremberg to study…

  • Credit: Reed McGinley-Stempel
  • Major: Public Policy and German
  • Tags: Berlin, Duke in Berlin, Germany, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    In Berlin, you can have it all. You can see a Brecht opera and follow it up with a delicious doner at a Turkish place in alternative Kreuzberg. You can hear every language except German as you walk down the street and be astounded when everyone can…

  • Credit: Cassidy Pomeroy-Carter
  • Major: Undeclared
  • Tags: Berlin, Duke in Berlin, Germany, summer
  • Postcard From Abroad

  • Dear  Global Education Office:

    In Duke in Berlin's engineering program, we not only learn the German language and culture, and study at one of the country's top engineering schools, we also get plenty of practical experiences that show us where ours degrees can take us. Here I am at Mercedes-Benz World,…

  • Credit: Adam Petty
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Tags: Berlin, Duke in Berlin, Germany
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    East Side Modernism! I chose Duke in Berlin so that I could come to the home of Bauhaus and the Modern Architecture movement.

    I was fortunate enough to live in the East in Prenzlauer Berg, a neighborhood that's considered super hip and has received much attention in…

  • Credit: Jenn Burka
  • Major: Art History with a concentration in Architecture
  • Tags: Berlin, Duke in Berlin, Germany
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Office of Study Abroad:

    The Duke in Berlin program this Summer exceeded my expectations. Not only did I get to spend time with my aunt, uncle and cousins that live in Germany, but I also got to develop my comprehension of German. One of my greatest triumphs was watching the…

  • Credit: Jennifer Burk
  • Major: NULL
  • Tags: Berlin, Duke Summer in Berlin, Germany, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Bitte, how do you do laundry here?

    Let's be honest. You can visit Berlin any time. When you do, you can probably visit the Altes Museum (which I am sitting in front of in this picture), wander around Potsdamer Platz, listen to a concert in the Philharmonie,…

  • Credit: Jessica Nicholson
  • Major: Biology
  • Tags: Berlin, Duke in Berlin, Germany, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Office of Study Abroad:

    My study abroad experience in Berlin provided me with the amazing opportunity to learn about another culture while immersed in it. Taking the course on the history of Berlin while living in the city added new dimensions to the trip that I could not have experienced…

  • Credit: Emily Kelly
  • Major: NULL
  • Tags: Berlin, Duke Summer in Berlin, Germany, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Berlin is made up of various pockets of alternative spaces--an anarchist squatter settlement that organizes film showings twice a week or a settlement that maintains a petting zoo of ponies and goats for the kids around the neighborhood, a gallery space that runs puppet shows in the…

  • Credit: Sunhay You
  • Major: English
  • Tags: Berlin, Duke in Berlin, Germany, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Grüßen aus Berlin!

    Berlin is truly a unique city, especially in terms of architecture. The highlight of the Duke Summer in Berlin Program was undoubtedly the Art and Architecture of Berlin course. The city is extremely diverse, from Soviet buildings to the Hauptbahnhof (main train station). This…

  • Credit: Nicholas Gregg
  • Major: Russian
  • Tags: Berlin, Duke in Berlin, Germany, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:


    I applied for the Duke program in Berlin because of the opportunity to live with a host family. I was looking to feel grounded in such a huge, metropolitan city, especially coming from tiny Davidson, NC, and I wanted a family away from home. Now, having almost…

  • Credit: Todd Resly
  • Major: German
  • Tags: Berlin, Duke in Berlin, Germany
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

     

    The Berlin International Film Festival, or the Berlinale, as it's known there, ranks among the top three European Film Festivals in prestige and quality. It's one of the leading film festivals in the world, and it happens every February in Berlin, Germany. In fact, Martin Scorsese…

  • Credit: Sean Li
  • Major: Political Science, German Studies
  • Tags: Berlin, Duke in Berlin, Germany
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    An engineer's wonderland! We saw this mirror-plated Bugatti Veyron at the the VW Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany. This is the world's fastest street-legal car, and also the most expensive. This was one of the many excursions scheduled specially for engineers as a part of the Duke in…

  • Credit: Grant Oakley
  • Major: ECE/CompSci
  • Tags: Berlin, Duke in Berlin, Germany
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:


    Studying in Berlin is like living another life. Living with a host family has immersed me in German to such an extent that I am starting to think and dream in German!

     

    Instead of watching Duke Basketball, every week we go to see concerts in the…

  • Credit: Albert Karcher
  • Major: Public Policy Studies
  • Tags: Berlin, Duke in Berlin, Germany
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

     

    Culture at one's doorstep -- one of the major highlights of participating in the Duke in Berlin program is living with my host family. They treat me as one of their own children and share with me over breakfast or a weekend dinner topics ranging from…

  • Credit: Sabrina
  • Major: ECE
  • Tags: Berlin, Duke in Berlin, Germany
  • Principe Pio - Madrid, Spain