Freiburg, Germany

Language & Area Studies

Study Abroad
Program Options:
Part-Time Internship
Fall, Spring, Academic Year

At a Glance




16 to 19 per Semester

Language of Instruction:


Language Prerequisites:

4 semesters of college-level German; enrollment in a German course in the last year

Part-Time Internship (Optional):

Included in Program Fee

About the Program

Tucked at the foot of the Black Forest, Freiburg is the quintessential southern German town, with its winding streets and historic architecture. Ideal for students interested in rapidly improving their German language skills, the Language & Area Studies Program offers you IES Abroad and university courses at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität taught in German by distinguished local faculty. 

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Study at a Local University

Enroll in courses at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg.

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Meet with a Language Partner

Participate in our language partner program to practice your German.

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Gain Hands-On Experience

Participate in an internship to helps contextualize what you’re learning.

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University Events and Cultural Activities

A number of events and activities are available to you.

Spring 2025

Program Dates:

February 24 - June 07

Application Deadline:

Estimated Cost:


Program Advisor

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Spencer Biery

Once you’ve applied for a program, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From housing to course registration and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare to study abroad. Once you’re accepted to your program, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300 ✉️

About the Destination

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Why Freiburg?

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 the 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.

Learn More About Freiburg

Get to Know Your New City

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Appreciate the Architecture

Take in Freiburg’s colorful architecture.

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(Don't) Step in the Bächle

Navigate the narrow channels of water that run through the streets.

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Hike, Cycle, & Climb the Black Forest

Germany’s densely forested area is right in Freiburg’s back yard.

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Take in the Views from the Schauinsland

A rigorous hike or an easy cable car will take you to the top of this hill.

The Student Experience

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  • Apartment


You'll live in a private single-occupancy room in a coed suite with a shared kitchen and bath. Suites are shared with German and international students, and have Internet access. 

Students usually prepare meals at home or dine in Freiburg’s affordable student cafeterias. Meals are not included in the program fee.