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  • Locations: Freiburg, Germany
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year
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  • Program Sponsor: IES 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2020 01-APR-2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Year 2020-2021 01-APR-2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: You must submit an application to UVA and your outside program provider. The deadline above is for UVA’s application. The deadline for your outside program application may be earlier. Confirm the outside program’s application deadline on their website.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.75
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: 3000 level, 4000 level Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: No
Housing: University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: German Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enrollment at foreign institution, Internship, Island Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To: Program Provider
Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor: Annia Dowell-Wiltshire Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: Art - Art History, Art - Studio Art, Commerce, Cultural Studies, Drama, Economics, Education, Environmental Sciences, Film Studies, Foreign Affairs, German, History, Internship, Music, Other Languages & Literatures, Philosophy, Political Science
Program Description:
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Freiburg - Language & Area Studies

Program Overview

Tucked at the foot of the Black Forest, Freiburg is the quintessential southern German town, with its winding streets and historic architecture. It is also home to Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, consistently rated one of the top universities in Germany. We invite you to study abroad in Freiburg and to immerse yourself in student life and German language in this vibrant university town.

Ideal for students interested in rapidly improving their German language skills, the IES Abroad Freiburg Program offers you IES Abroad and university courses taught in German by distinguished local faculty.

You can also enroll in courses at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg or other local academic institutions where you will experience the German education system first-hand.

Visit www.IESabroad.org for complete program details.

Why Freiburg?

It is impossible not to fall in love with Freiburg. Maybe it's the curving cobblestone streets, medieval architecture, and beautiful cathedral. Or maybe it's the city's progressive mindset--Freiburg shows a remarkable commitment to the environment and the development of sustainable technologies. Either way, we invite you to study abroad in Freiburg and discover all there is to love about this enchanting university town.

Student Life

We strive to make sure you feel safe, cared for, and at home while you’re away from home. Whether it’s the orientation program that makes you feel prepared, your housing that is well-located and comfortable, the cultural events that make it easy and fun to meet other international and local students, or the field trips and walking tours that take you to places tourists don’t usually see—we’re all about our student service. Learn more about the day-to-day studying abroad on this program. From field trips to housing, it’s all on IES Abroad’s website.

Scholarships & Aid

IES Abroad firmly believes that financial limitations should not prevent a qualified student from participating in an IES Abroad program. That's why we commit $5 million in study abroad scholarships and aid, all offered through one quick and easy application. Check out all of our scholarship options at www.IESabroad.org/aid.

Aid Application Deadlines:
Summer – April 1
Fall/Academic Year – May 1
Spring/Calendar Year – November 1

The IES Abroad Difference

We can say that our academic standards are completely unmatched, our partnerships with more than 500 global universities and colleges speak to the quality of our programs, and our health and safety practices have set the standards for the entire field of study abroad. And all of that would be true…. But what really sets us apart is our commitment to you. As a not-for-profit study abroad and internship provider, you are our bottom line. Your success is our success. And in today’s world, that’s a pretty extraordinary thing.

  • 135+ Award-Winning Study Abroad and Internship Programs
  • 33 Global Locations
  • Advising & Student Support from predeparture to after you return home
  • Strong Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
  • $5+ Million in Aid and Scholarships
  • Passionate, Mission-Focused Staff and Faculty from our headquarters in Chicago to our Centers around the world
  • 70 Years of Experience

About IES Abroad

Founded in 1950, IES Abroad is a not-for-profit academic consortium of more than 260 top-tier American colleges and universities, with more than 240 additional partner universities worldwide. IES Abroad provides premier study abroad and internship programs around the world through IES Abroad, IES Internships, IES Abroad Customized & Faculty-Led Programs, and The Study Abroad Foundation. With more than 400 study abroad programs in 85 locations worldwide, the organization creates authentic global education opportunities for thousands of students annually. IES Abroad has nearly 140,000 alumni who have benefited from studying in IES Abroad programs since its inception. Discover more about what we offer with all of our programs.

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IES Freiburg

IES Freiburg Program

Founded in 1965, the IES Freiburg program offers a selection of IES classes taught in German by German faculty at the IES Center, as well as access to classes at the renowned Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, located just minutes from the IES Center. The program provides rigorous undergraduate study in German Language, the Social Sciences, the Humanities, Business, and Economics. Semester and full-year options are available.

Each semester, students enroll in a four-credit German language course and four IES area studies courses or the equivalent in university courses for a total of 15-19 semester credits.

Students take a German language placement exam upon arrival and are placed in one of three intensive language groups according to their needs. Students are required to take the intensive German instruction conducted during orientation. An exam at the end of this instruction determines which regular semester German language course a student will enroll in at the IES Center.

Full-year students are not required to take a German language course at IES during their second semester, nor are single-semester students who score particularly high on the post-orientation language exam.

City of Freiburg

Freiburg is a picturesque university and medieval cathedral town with a rich educational heritage. Now a modern, cosmopolitan city of 200,000 people, Freiburg's skyline is still dominated by the famous gothic Münster (cathedral). Small streams (Bächle) dating from the Middle Ages still flow along the narrow streets in the city center. Small enough that almost everything is within easy walking or biking distance, Freiburg is large enough to offer a rich cultural life of its own.

Located on the edge of the scenic Black Forest, an hour away from towering mountains, Freiburg is a year-round sports center. Close to France and Switzerland and to many interesting regions of Germany, Freiburg offers an ideal jumping off point for exploring Europe.