Housing | API Study Abroad


API semester/year students studying at FU-BEST will live in single, studio apartments located approximately a 45-50 minute commute from school, (typical for German students). Students can reach the city center from the apartments in about 20 minutes. All apartments come equipped with a kitchen, bathrooms, and common areas. Kitchen utensils can be rented for an additional fee. Washing machines are available, and students are responsible for their own meals. Between-term housing (the period between fall and spring semesters) is included for academic year students.

API semester/year students studying at FU-BEST will also have the option to live with a host family. Host families serve as a unique introduction into German culture, and may be made up of a married couple with children, a divorced or widowed woman with children still at home, or a family with some members living at home and others living outside the home. Students living with a host family will have two meals per day provided. Students will have their own single room, and a key to come and go as they please. Between-term housing (the period between fall and spring semesters) is not included for academic year students, so these students will need to move their belongings out while they return home or travel over winter break.

Students in the FUBiS summer program will choose to live in a single room in a shared apartment, a single-occupancy apartment, or with a  host family.

API summer students studying at Humboldt may live in apartments or with host families, generally 20-40 minute commute from school via public transportation.

A monthly transit pass is included for all students.

API Berlin Housing