IES Abroad: Freiburg - Language & Area Studies

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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... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.3
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June 13, 2024 Extensive
I was able to travel to many new countries that I would not have been able to go to if I were to be studying at my home institution. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Freiburg - Language & Area Studies
I made lifelong friends and grew a lot during this semester. It was definitely worthwhile, because my German improved dramatically and I met a lot of people who changed my worldview. It was a unique program with more opportunities than most. - Gettysburg College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about my self when I am away from my support group and family that feels way different from college. I felt like an adult which is incredibly exciting. I also learned to be more open-minded because I got to see the many ways that Germany tries to help it's future through the development of different renewable ene... - University of Redlands View Entire Review
Although my German improved abroad, I think my comfort level with using German increased even more. Going abroad I was nervous to speak German and mess up, but you learn everyone messes up, and also you aren't as bad as you think. - Gettysburg College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Freiburg - Language & Area Studies
Past Review My Life Abroad
I learned lots of geography from all my travel, but most importantly I learned about the language and culture which is what I was there for. I experienced another part of the world and that is priceless. - Susquehanna University View Entire Review
I learned that I can push myself in new ways. I learned that there are ways of life that are different -- in small and big ways -- from those I'm used to here. I learned that friendship means different things in different cultures. I came to see different ways societies can be structured. I learned how to adapt when I remove jus... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Freiburg - Language & Area Studies
It was totally worthwhile! I gained cultural immersion in not only my host country but neighboring counties as well. - University of Portland View Entire Review
This program really helped me, to improve my German and to gain a much better understanding of Freiburg's unique culture. By the program's end I felt very comfortable in Freiburg and had formed strong friendships with local Freiburgers, international non US students, and other American students. - Colby College View Entire Review
I made friends that I will keep for the rest of my life. I was also convinced that Freiburg is where I would like to get my Masters degree. Freiburg is the perfect German college town in my opinion. It was absolutely worthwhile. - Wake Forest University View Entire Review
Past Review Great 4 Months
Dorm life was fantastic for me - that’s how I met the most germans and my roommates were very welcoming. All in all a fantastic experience. - Northwestern University View Entire Review
January 07, 2024 Freiburg Is Home
I learned how to be more independent, trust myself, and speak more German. - DePauw University View Entire Review
I learned what it feels like to be completely independent. It was absolutely worthwhile, even though I was only there for three weeks. - Skidmore College View Entire Review
I learned a ton of German, made a lot of both German and American friends, and gained internship experience in a foreign language/country. It was entirely worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Always respect the person, the culture and the country, no matter how different you are; because you would want the same thing back. - Pennsylvania State University - University Park / Penn State View Entire Review
I gained a lot of language skills that you cannot learn in the classroom setting. I also gained new friends and a lot of independence. - Seton Hall University View Entire Review
Very worthwhile. I gained lifelong friends, had once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and grew exponentially on a personal level. - Saint Anselm College View Entire Review
I learned a lot both academically and personally. I was able to meet and make friendships with other American students from different parts of the country who were all helpful in making the entire experience worthwhile. Sharing your daily experiences with the other students in the program helps you realize certain aspects that y... - Trinity University View Entire Review
I learned how to be more self-sufficient and be more outgoing. I definitely belive that it was worthwhile - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
Past Review Freiburg Fun
I learned how to do things for myself more so than I had before. It's much different knowing that you don't have family anywhere near you, it teaches you to make bigger decisions for yourself without input from your parents. - Gettysburg College View Entire Review
I gained an immense amount of invaluable language experience and my German language skills improved significantly. I also learned a great deal about the culture of Germany and how day to day life is different in comparison with the United States. It was an incredibly worthwhile experience that I think everyone should participate... - The College of Wooster View Entire Review

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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 participate in an internship, which includes time spent working at your placement and an academic seminar that helps you contextualize what you're learning.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • German
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • German Language, Literature
Minimum GPA:
2.75
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