For-credit and volunteer options

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Nighttime in Berlin

Berlin, Germany

German language learning in Berlin, Cologne, or Munich

Sprechen sie Deutsch?  You can soon! Learn German with IPSL in one (or more!) of three amazing cities in Germany... or take German courses online and earn official, academic credit. 


IPSL's language school partner in Germany offers accredited, high-quality German courses and the option to choose where you want to study - Berlin...the compelling capital, Cologne...heart of the Rhineland, or Munich...the Bavarian metropolis.


IPSL's teammates in Germany offer German language courses combined with an attractive leisure program and outstanding accommodation options.

Online option

Learning German has never been this easy!

Thanks to a live, online German course platform, IPSL students can now enjoy the high quality of a German course at home.

Experience Germany - and Europe - by completing an academic program requirement with one of a variety of NGO or nonprofit  organizations. Together we can customize your program to fit your schedule and budget. 

Volunteer placements depend on the students' previous work experience, education, and language proficiency. We will take any special requests into account and arrange a placement accordingly, if possible. 

You can also combine a German language study with volunteering for at least four weeks. 


IPSL's partner institution in Germany is a modern, accredited language school and offers German classes for all levels, from beginner to advanced. You'll be taught by native speakers and you'll learn to speak, write and read Standard German. The lessons are held in small, international groups with modern teaching methods, so that learning German is fun!

You will practice grammar, vocabulary, and conversation, and together with other students, you will discover diverse German culture(s). Through our activities and special interest programs, you will visit the sights in Germany and experience German Gemütlichkeit.

There are several courses of study for different interests and proficiency levels. You can learn German in a Standard or Intensive Course, or get private lessons in an Individual Tuition Course. You can prepare for a certified language proficiency diploma or university studies. Whether you want to learn Business German or try a language course with your family - we have the perfect program for you!

Dates & Fees

Berlin / Cologne / Munich

  • German Language Course starting at $280 / week

  • Registration & Placement Fees (one time) $50

  • Lodging: Homestay starting at $270 / week (incl breakfast)

  • Lodging: Shared flat starting at $250 / week

What's Offered

  • Tuition and academic fees for German courses

  • Official U.S. academic transcript 

  • On-site and online orientation and pre-departure materials

  • Volunteer placement and supervision 

  • Health insurance 

  • Administrative fees

  • Cultural and special interest programs, e.g., city walks, talks and videos about music, special interest lessons on art, literature, cuisine, history and architecture, parties, sports.

  • Language Proficiency Certificate.

  • Course books may be borrowed or can be bought at a 50% discount at our program facility

  • German vocabulary book

  • Use of computers, books, and resources in the library

  • Student services at the school office

  • Free internet access and WiFi

  • Student handbook with interesting tips on exploring Germany

  • Student Card entitling holder to discounts at a number of concert halls, restaurants, sports facilities and shops in Vienna

Extras (can be included)

  • High-season surcharge for accommodation (June - August)

  • Meals

  • Transfer (from airport/train station to accommodation)

  • Public transport

  • Weekend excursions (at cost)

  • OSD and TELC exams and preparation courses