Freiburg, Germany

Summer - European Union

Study Abroad

At a Glance




7 per Summer

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About the Program

Freiburg will be your home base. Nestled at the foot of the Black Forest, it’s in this beautiful, small university town that you’ll take English-taught courses in disciplines like Political Science, International Relations, and Economics. As part of the program’s required Integrative Seminar, you'll travel for 14 days to gain exposure to the European Union and beyond. Not only will these course-related trips give you better insight into the strengths and challenges of the European Union, but they'll also give you the experience you need to build your résumé, and to prepare you for an international career. 

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Travel for 14 Days

Develop an understanding of the European Union and its history.

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Europe Will Be Your Classroom

Imagine meeting with leaders of multinational corporations.

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Participate in Model European Union Capstone

Analyze and debate issues of current concern in Europe.

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Individual Program Advisor

Your IES Abroad advisor is your #1 resource for preparing to study abroad.

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 the European Union?

Why study abroad in one location when you can experience the politics and cultures of different European cities? Our European Union Program allows you to learn about European politics, economics, business, and international relations in a whole new way.

Build your knowledge about the structure, origins, crises, and challenges of the EU in the classroom. Experience the EU by visiting European destinations and by interacting with officials and other representatives. Debate the current agenda of the EU by role playing the EU politicians during the Model EU.

Learn More About Your Home Base: Freiburg, Germany

Get to Know Freiburg

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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.

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Support from Freiburg

On-the-ground staff are available at the Center in Freiburg.

The Student Experience

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  • Apartment


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

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