The Berlin Get Set predeparture handbook prepared by IES provides important information about the program, and you should read it with care. The following supplemental information pertains to Indiana University students only.

IES and IU

IES Abroad is a nonprofit organization that administers 140+ study abroad programs in more than 34 global locations worldwide. More than 250 U.S. colleges and universities, including Indiana University, have formal agreements with IES, and their representatives work with the Institute to set academic policy and approve curricula. Through its office in Chicago, IES administers the Berlin program during the academic year and the summer. The IU Office of Overseas Study has made special arrangements with IES for the IU program in Berlin.

Professor Michel Chaouli will teach the course in Berlin. Because he is from IU and familiar with IU policies and procedures, he may be able to provide special liaison and counsel to IU students. Note, however, that his role is primarily as an instructor. If you have questions regarding housing, or getting around Berlin, or in case of emergency, contact the IES staff in Berlin.

Financial Arrangements

You pay all program fees directly to Indiana University. Any questions regarding finances for the program, including financial aid, should be addressed to the Office of Overseas Study at Indiana University.


You will earn 3 IU credits in Special Topics in Germanic Studies GER-E 371 for your coursework on the program, and the grade will be computed in your GPA.

IES CourseIU EquivalentCOLL

Special Topics in Germanic Studies

GER-E 371

Medical Care

IES staff will provide a list of reputable physicians. They can assist you on-site if you have any medical problems

Health Insurance

Health insurance is included in your program fee. IES materials will provide a description of benefits.