Humans have been living in Germany for at least 600,000 years, so it is no surprise that Germany boasts some of the most fascinating history and culture the world has ever seen. The world’s oldest hunting weapons, oldest musical instruments, and the oldest figurative pieces of art were all discovered in what now makes up Germany. From Neanderthals to the Germanic Tribes, Germans have been leaving their mark on the world from the very beginning.

Still to this day, Germany continues to leave its mark on the world. Ever heard of Beethoven, Einstein, or the Brothers Grimm? Ever worn jeans, used a computer, or taken aspirin? All of these people and things came from Germany! Germany now ranks as the world’s fourth largest economy, the world’s third largest importer and exporter of goods, and the world’s leader in the FIFA soccer world rankings. Germany was also a founding member of the European Union and is a part of the Schengen Area.

As much as Germany has contributed to the world’s culture, Germany has also played a significant role in the world’s history. Germany has been the home to some of the world’s most famous rulers, and unfortunately, some of the world’s most famous wars too. Due to the high number of rulers and wars in Germany’s past, Germany has become the most populous country in the European Union and has one of the most diverse populations in the world.

From it’s cultural contributions and its role in the world’s history, Germany is the ideal study abroad destination for any student looking to experience Europe to its fullest.

ISA Summer Programs in Germany 

Berlin – German Language & European Studies

  • University: Freie Universitat Berlin
  • Dates: 2 January 2018 to 25 January 2018
  • Application Deadline: 15 October 2017
  • Cost: $3,450
  • Learn more on the ISA website