The International Study Center is a completely new type of hall of residence for foreign exchange students which is run by the Berlin Studentenwerk and is the only one of its kind in Germany. The ISB is a hall for advanced scholarship holders and young scientists from countries of the former 4 Allies. At the same time the students are offered a comprehensive politico-cultural program that introduces or deepens the ISB residents’ knowledge of German and European culture or fulfils their interests. The program includes readings by authors, discussions with politicians, field trips to towns and cities of outstanding architectural or historical interest as well as readings of seminar papers by the students of the ISB regarding various research areas.
There are also 5 German tutors living in the building and are available to the scholarship students and support the students both in word and deed.
The ISB is a high-quality hall of residence with all the advantages of a central city location. The house is located at the Theodor-Heuss-Platz in Charlottenburg, Berlin. The location is well situated and very busy but the hall is pleasantly quiet. There is a subway (U-Bahn) at the Theodor-Heuss-Platz; there are 4 bus routes leaving from outside the building; the suburban railway station Messe Nord is 2 bus stops away. The large universities as well as the Kurfürstendamm (Berlin-Zentrum - former W. Berlin) and Berlin-Mitte (former E. Berlin) are very close by and easy to reach. Just as close is the Grunewald – a popular destination amongst the joggers and cyclists of the ISB.
All apartments are fully-furnished (incl. internet access, a coffee maker, bedding etc.). Joint kitchens, TV and dining rooms, reading rooms with international newspapers, room with PCs and Internet connection, washing rooms, a large roof terrace for parties or sunbathing, an atrium with table tennis, music room, a Max Kade room (a modern well equipped seminar with presentation technology).