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Study Abroad Office

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172260
400 Culbertson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717-2260


Meghan Carroll - Study Abroad Program Assistant

Tel: (406) 994-7151


Anna Greenberg - Study Abroad Advisor and Outreach Coordinator

Tel: (406) 994-7151
Fax: (406) 994-1619


Susan Welker - Study Abroad Manager

Tel: (406) 994-5719
Fax: (406) 994-1619


Alyson Roberts - CCIS Advisor and Coordinator

Tel: (406) 994-7044
Fax: (406) 994-1619

Germany -- Freie University

Freie University

  • Country: Germany
  • Location: Berlin
  • Language: English, German
  • Level(s): Undergraduate and Graduate
  • Subjects: American Studies, Intensive German language, all levels
  • Length: Semester and academic year
  • Cost: MSU tuition plus room and board in the host country
  • Deadline: March 1 for the following fall; October 1 for the following spring

If you have any questions or need additional information about studying in Germany, contact:

Anna Greenberg
Study Abroad Advisor
Office of International Programs
400 Culbertson Hall
Phone: 994-7151


Students participating in the exchange will study at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies. The department offers English courses in a variety of subjects relating to American studies. Students are encouraged to take intensive German language courses as well.

American Studies course listings can be found at the following website:

For more information about the JFK Institute for North American Studies, please visit:


FU Berlin:


Academic Calendar: 


MSU has a direct exchange agreement with FU Berlin only.  If you would like to participate in the FU Best program, talk to a study abroad advisor about direct enroll.

Student Life

Visit the links below to learn more about life at Frie University, Berlin, and Germany.

Student Life

Student Information:

Student Life:


Lonely Planet Berlin:

Visit Berlin:


Germany Country Information:

Germany Travel:

Lonely Planet Germany:



Students pay MSU tuition and fees. 

Check with Financial Aid to see if your scholarship will apply.

FU BEST is a fee based program.  Talk to an advisor for more information on fees and how to direct enroll.


Financial Aid

Federal financial aid applies to this program.  Check with the financial aid department for more information regarding individual financial aid questions.



Students pay for housing in Germany. Freie University provides students with resources to help them find apartments and offers fully furnished apartments.





Start your online profile and fill out the advising questionnaire at

When you have completed your online profile, please contact the study abroad office via email at or via phone at 406-994-7151 to set up a one on one advising appointment.