Celebrating 20 Years of FUBiS
News from Feb 20, 2018
This year, we are happy to celebrate FUBiS' 20th anniversary. In 1998, FUBiS was founded by the Division of International Affairs of Freie Universität Berlin. Since then, more than 8,000 students participated in the summer and winter program of FUBiS. Most of the students came and still are coming from the U.S., China, Brazil, and South Korea.
The first international summer university took place in 1998 with 35 participants. Today, FUBiS welcomes more than 650 students per year at Freie Universität Berlin.
Tavia Quaid, alumna of the first FUBiS program and three times FUBiS participant, remembers her first stay in 1998: "My first time being here, I didn't know what to expect. It was so interesting, because the students in my class (European Studies) were from so many different places. The teachers were wonderful about answering questions and encouraging dialogue about the topics. I think those ideas have stayed with me ever since."