Live in a spectacular city with a diversity of cultural offerings, featuring countless museums and world-renowned orchestras, opera houses, and theaters.

  • Study at one of Germany's premier institutions of higher education, while earning SMC credit
  • Learn to speak German and discover the importance of Germany in the European and international context

Application Requirements

3.0 Major and Cumulative GPA, open to second-semester sophomores, juniors, and seniors


SMC tuition, international room and board

Tuition and Fees $20,615

Room and Board

(Board Included)


Travel (Estimated)

(International Flight)

Student Visa $92
Books (Estimated) $550
Personal Expenses (Estimated) $1,100
Study Abroad Deposit $600
Security/Housing Deposit N/A
Application Fee N/A


Students live with German host families and share their meals with them.

Host University

Freie Universität Berlin

FU-BEST (Freie Universität- Berlin European Studies)

Program Dates

Master Schedule Fall 2012

Master Schedule Spring 2013

Courses Offered

Students are required to take German language class, offered at all levels.  There are also many English-taught content classes to fulfill your major, minor or general education requirements.

List of Pre-Approved FU-BEST Courses, Click Here

*Transfer Credit Approval forms are not required for pre-approved courses. Courses listed under each institution do not reflect all courses offered. Any course not listed must be approved by way of a Study Abroad Transfer Credit Approval form

Maps & Directories

Mailing Address

Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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