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  • Locations: Frankfurt, Germany; Freiburg, Germany; Oberried, Germany; Schluchsee, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Summer, Summer (June-July)
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Sponsor: The University of Georgia Partner Institution: Goethe Institute Freiburg The Carl-Schurz-Haus German-American
Type of Admission: By deadline only Participant Selection: Competitive
Type of Instruction: Experiential, Interdisciplinary, Lecture, Study-Travel Classes With: International Students, U.S. Students, UGA Students
Taught By: Host Professor(s), UGA/U.S. Professors(s) College/School: Franklin
Academic Area: German Language Program: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, German Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0 or above
Minimum number of credit hours: 6 Maximum number of credit hours: 7
Work Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: No
Scholarship Availability: Yes Housing Location: Off-Campus
Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence
Program Description:
Study abroad in Freiburg, Germany, in summer 2022


UGA- Franklin- Freiburg Study Abroad 

The Freiburg Study Abroad program is designed for students who want to learn German language skills and study German culture while having a transformative experience abroad.

While intensive study immerses students in German language, the program also offers a German culture course (GRMN 3550). This course is taught in English and focuses on the sustainable energy practices used in and around Freiburg and exposes students to new and progressive ideas in environmentalism and renewable resources.

Program Location

freiburgFreiburg im Breisgau, a city of 230,000, is located in southwestern Germany in the Black Forest and near the French and Swiss borders. This area of Germany is known for its wonderful climate, distinctive medieval architecture, lively cultural scene, and thriving university. Freiburg manages to combine the aesthetics of a flourishing medieval city with those of a modern, cosmopolitan university town. Freiburg is also a designated Green City, featuring sustainable urban design, nearby sustainable living communities, an extensive public transportation system and a focus on accommodating bicyclists and pedestrians over automobiles.

The Goethe Institute in Freiburg has offered German language courses for foreign students for 40 years. Students will take their language courses (GRMN 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002, 3010 or 4001) at this language institute in a 4-week intensive program.
Freiburg’s environmental approach to growth and extensive use of renewable sources of energy make it a unique cultural destination. Freiburg is known as an “eco-city,” and the nearby communities of Vauban and Rieselfeld were built with sustainability in mind.

Contact Information

Dr. Heide Crawford, Program Director
Dept. of Germanic and Slavic Studies
Tel: 706.542.2442
Fax: 706.542.2388

Academic Program

Course Offerings: Students will enroll in one German language course, based on their proficiency (GRMN 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002, 3010 or 4001) and they will enroll in GRMN 3550 (a cultural studies course on German environmentalism and Freiburg: Green City; taught in English)

Course descriptions:
GRMN 1001 - Elementary German I. Fundamentals of grammar, pronunciation, conversation, reading and writing. (4 credit hours)
GRMN 1002 - Elementary German II. Continuation of German 1001. Prerequisite: GRMN 1001.(4 credit hours)
GRMN 2001 - Intermediate German I. Topic oriented course that focuses on contemporary German culture and society. Review of grammar, vocabulary building, practice in speaking, reading, writing and listening. Prerequisite: GRMN 1002,
1110, 1140H. (3 credit hours).
GRMN 2002 - Intermediate German II. Continuation of GRMN 2001. Prerequisite: GRMN 2001.(3 credit hours).
GRMN 3010 - Language: Culture and Society I. Conversation & composition. Prerequisite: GRMN 2002 or 2110. (3 credit hours)
GRMN 4001 - Advanced German Conversation and Composition. Vocabulary building and review of grammar. (3 credit hours)
GRMN 3550 - Contemporary Issues in German Culture, Society and Literature. Focuses on the theme “Freiburg: Green City.” History of the environmental movement in Germany, and locally, in Freiburg. Taught in English. (3 credit hours)

Program Itinerary

May 29 -Arrive at Frankfurt International Airport in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
-Walking tour of Frankfurt's old city center; walk along the Main River; group dinner)
May 30  - Travel by train to Freiburg; register at the Goethe Institute; check in to dormitory rooms
May 31  - Classes begin
June 3 - Green City tour of Freiburg (tentative date)
June 10 -Excursion to the sustainable living community Rieselfeld (tram to Rieselfeld and then walking tour; tentative date)
June 17 -Excursion to the sustainable living community Vauban (tram to Vauban and then walking tour; tentative date)
June 22  -Excursion to the wind turbines in Oberried, a hydro-electric plant on the local river Dreisam, and Freiburg's professional soccer team's stadium, which is powered entirely with photovoltaic solar panels (tentative date)
June 23 -Farewell group dinner
June 24  -Check out of the dorms; depart Freiburg

Earliest departure date for flights from Germany / Europe to the USA: June 25


Students will live in dual-occupancy rooms in the Goethe Institute's dormitory. Each room has its own bathroom with a shower, a mini-fridge, pots, pans, dishes, and silverware for the communal kitchens on each floor of the dormitory. The dormitory has WiFi. The dormitory is located within walking distance to the Goethe Institute, downtown Freiburg, the train station, tram stations and grocery stores. For meals, students receive an allowance every 5-7 days from the program fees they pay before the program starts.

Program Costs

  • Estimated program Fee: $2,100 (Covers accommodations, Goethe Institute courses, in-country ground transportation, meals, international health insurance, excursion fees, books and other program-related expenses.)
  • Airfare: $1600-1800 Tuition: approx. $312/credit hour. (rates are set in April for Summer courses; other UGA fees apply).
  • UGA students with federal or state financial aid, including Hope or Zell Miller, may use their financial aid to study abroad. Contact the Student Financial Aid office for more information.
  • Scholarships: Travel grants of $1,500 are awarded to students participating in the Freiburg program from the Max Kade Foundation. Other travel grants are available for students from the department’s Kicklighter Fund. Please see our website for information on these and other scholarship opportunities:


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Program Reviews:
Hannah E Bass, Summer 2016 Participant
Freiburg felt very safe! I felt comfortable going running on my own around town and walking around at night with other people.

Summer 2018 Participant
The staff was abundantly helpful and friendly to us.

Summer 2017 Participant
An excellent experience-- a perfect mix of personal freedom and educational structure.

If you want to get a leg up on learning German, this is the program for you. You learn as much as you would learn in a semester and more because you are surrounded by the language and culture every day. If you choose to really commit to learning German on this program, you will learn so much!
     — Ava Burgess, Summer 2019
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This program is currently not accepting applications.