IES Abroad Freiburg student on a hike looks out over the city

Freiburg

Germany

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Study abroad in Freiburg, the sunniest and warmest city in Germany. It’s easy to take advantage of the sunshine and hike up to the Schlossberg tower for the view or explore the many Black Forest trails that are easily accessible. Immerse yourself in the vibrant student culture of this friendly and welcoming city, where students are one sixth of the population.

 It is impossible not to fall in love with Freiburg and its curving cobblestone streets, medieval architecture, and beautiful cathedral. With its progressive mindset and small-town provincial charm, the city shows a remarkable commitment to the environment and sustainability and is small enough to feel like home. Ready to perfect your German language skills or study sustainability in Germany’s environmental capital? Freiburg is the place for you.

Study abroad in Freiburg and discover all there is to love about this enchanting university town through one the IES Abroad Freiburg programs!

Programs

European Union

Freiburg
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European Union
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$20,050
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European Union Summer

Freiburg
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European Union
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$7,900
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Freiburg - Environmental Studies & Sustainability

Freiburg
,
Germany
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$19,600
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Freiburg - Language & Area Studies

Freiburg
,
Germany
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
4 semesters of college-level German
Estimated Cost: 
$18,870
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Freiburg's Top Five

Appreciate the Architecture

Freiburg’s architecture takes in German, Austrian, French, and Swiss influences, which all compete for attention in the city’s colorful buildings.

(Don't) Step in the Bächle

The narrow channels of water that run through the streets of old Freiburg are one of this city’s most characteristic and charming features.

Hike, Cycle, & Climb the Black Forest

Germany’s massive, mountainous, and densely-forested area is right in Freiburg’s back yard.

Pack a Picnic

Grab a Black Forest ham sandwich and a bottle of fresh apple juice from the Saturday market, find the perfect spot, and enjoy. Studying in the sunniest spot in Germany has its advantages!

Take in the Views from the Schauinsland

A rigorous hike or an easy cable car will take you to the top of this hill, offering glorious views of the city, the nearby Vosges Mountains, and the Black Forest.

The Latest from Freiburg

Dec 17 5:07am
Freiburg

Lessons from the Journey

by Joshua

To condense four months into one blog post is a challenge, but this is the story of what I will take back with me. As souvenirs collect dust in coming years, these realizations will remain.

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Dec 12 1:44pm
Freiburg

12 Gifts for Students Studying Abroad

by IES Abroad

Our recent alumni shared their thoughts on the best gifts for students studying abroad, and we complied it into a helpful gift guide. Enjoy!.

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Dec 9 3:25pm
Freiburg

A Story of Our Shared Humanity

by Joshua

These pictures provide only a taste to the beauty, wonder, and perplexity that is to be found in everyday life.  Despite the walls of divison that we often erect between us, may the short glimpses that follow be a small reminder of our shared humanity.  

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Nov 30 8:00pm
Freiburg

Bite-Sized Spoken Word

by Sabrina

At my home institution, some know me as a writer or performer, mostly through slam poetry. I knew I wanted to continue it in some capacity while abroad and I actually found a slam team at the local college but unfortunately, they only spoke German. After that, I decided that the best way to keep writing was to do just that, keep writing, and confine my spoken words to a sheet of paper. This is the mini series of short poems that I have crafted this semsester along with photo accompaniment.

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Nov 10 5:09am
Freiburg

Those Who Make a Place (Part II)

by Joshua

In my last post, I wrote of my effort to see more than the top tourist attractions in the cities that we experience.  The results of this effort have been immensely rewarding.  I will carry these stories and friendships with me for years to come. 

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