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

Freiburg
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Germany
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Language prerequisites: 
4 semesters of college-level German
Estimated Cost: 
$18,990
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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

Mar 15 9:07am
Freiburg

Managing Academics in the European Union Program

by Brianna

This past Monday, I finally finished my mid-term exams. This mid-term period caused me stress not in the sense that it was challenging but rather because I had limited time to prepare for them due to frequent traveling. The European Union program is centered around travelling throughout Europe, allowing students to learn outside of the classroom.

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Mar 12 4:23pm
Freiburg

Cafes, Grammar, and Spinach: My First Two Weeks in Freiburg

by Becky

Two weeks into my semester in Freiburg and I am feeling very much at home! This week I talk about my adventures with the markets, cooking, and the lovely German language!

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Mar 1 3:30pm
Freiburg

Volunteering While Abroad

by Brianna

For some students, volunteering while studying abroad may not be possible because of limited time in their schedules or they prefer to use their spare time to travel with friends on the weekends. Prior to coming to Freiburg, volunteering was not on my list of things to do while abroad. If you recall from my first blog post, the only goal I had in mind to achieve while abroad was to visit the Anne Frank Museum and the Eiffel Tower.

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Feb 28 5:07pm
Freiburg

Memories of Multiple Cities

by Horace

February goes by quickly for everyone by nature of it being the shortest month of the year, but this February has gone by especially quickly for me because of all the traveling that I’ve been doing. It’s during times like these, when I’m almost halfway done with the semester even when it simultaneously feels as if I’ve just arrived here, that I tend to write down memories and events that I don’t want to forget.

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Feb 20 11:12am

Reinventing Yourself Through Fashion While Studying Abroad

by IES Abroad

Studying abroad provides a great opportunity to reinvent yourself. Our Ambassadors tell us how they explored their senses of fashion while abroad.

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