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Cornell Global Program | Berlin Consortium (BCGS)

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Berlin, Germany
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Student Residence Hall
Student Responsibility
Academic Year
Spring Semester
Student Status
Third Year (undergrad)

Become fully immersed in Germany’s culturally rich capital city while participating in a rigorous academic program

What is unique about Cornell’s program in Berlin?

  • Experience the spring semester, or better yet, the academic year studying at Berlin's top university in the EU’s economic and political powerhouse.
  • Prepare for interdisciplinary study in the German university system through intensive language training.
  • Explore contemporary German life and culture in a dynamic, multicultural city with a vibrant arts scene.
  • Learn from Berlin's advanced knowledge of environmentalism and new technologies.
  • Immerse yourself daily in the city’s remarkable culture and history!

What is unique about Berlin?

Berlin, Germany’s capital and largest city, has become known for its art scene and entrepreneurial environment. Berlin is home to world renowned Universities, museums, orchestras, and entertainment venues. This city, rich in history and historical monuments, will provide endless cultural outlets for city dwellers and visitors alike.

Since the city's reunification in 1990, Berlin has been characterized by change and invention. The dichotomy between old and new provides a constant reminder of Berlin's complex history. After the fall of the Berlin wall, Berlin emerged as the cultural and economic capital city of Germany, alive with a sense of transformation and progress. A vibrant nightlife, exciting art scene, and myriad cultural venues contribute to Berlin's status as one of Europe's most cosmopolitan and sophisticated urban centers.

How do I apply?

Applying to Cornell’s Global Program in Berlin is a 2-Step process.  You may complete both steps simultaneously, but Cornell Approval must be obtained before your program advisor in Global Learning can complete the approval forms for the program itself. 

  1. For Cornell Approval, Apply through Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  2. For Program Admission, apply on the BCGS web page on Columbia’s website, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. Work with Frau Gunhild Lischke to identify appropriate university courses in Berlin and to prepare for the language test that is part of the admissions process em>

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