Once at the frontlines of a deeply divided world, today Berlin has emerged as an open and diverse metropolis. Berlin is at the forefront of tackling some of the most pressing challenges of our time such as global climate change and the displacement of people worldwide.

In this program, students take 3 seminars on global environmental destruction, dictatorships, and on the Bauhaus Architectural School.  Students also intern with a German organization that work with refugees or sustainability/environmental issues. Our local partner in Berlin is the world-renowned Ecologic Institute, an environmental think tank.

The program also includes an intensive German class.

Students will also explore Europe on class excursions. Past trips included weekend-long visits to Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Dessau.

Students will be housed in central Berlin in shared apartments or with a host family. 


  • CU Denver’s Semester in Berlin program is open to all CU Denver students, as well as non-CU Denver students in good academic standing. Non-CU Denver students are not eligible to receive CU Denver credit for the internship component of the program. However, non-CU Denver students are encouraged to seek credit for the internship through their home institution.
  • Undergraduate GPA requirement: 2.75. Graduate GPA requirement: 3.0.
  • German language proficiency is not required.