The B.A. program at the Kennedy Institute, first implemented during the winter term 2006/2007, was updated to a 'Monobachelor' in the term 2015/2016. The program is now comprised of 150 credit points (CP) in North American Studies, and 30 CP of general professional skills courses (ABV).
The program is designed to include a mandatory semester abroad, which students usually complete in the fifth (and potentially sixth) semester. The Free University offers a range of exchange opportunities with American, Canadian, and European Universities. These programs include an exemption from tuition fees at the host university. For stipends covering other expenses, students can apply to the German Academic Exchange Service, Promos, etc. See the website of the Office for International Student Mobility for further information.
In order to study in the B.A. program, applicants have to pass an English test at the Free University language center or provide proof of English language proficiency at level C1 Please contact the language center to learn about what language certificates are accepted for exemption from the test.
If you are just starting your studies you may find the information provided in the _STARTING Your Study Program useful.