Picturesque Freiburg is located in the heart of the Black Forest. Known as German Tuscany, it is said that the sun shines more often here than in any other city in Germany. Freiburg's Münster, whose construction began in 1200, is one of Europe's great cathedrals, and the medieval gates to the city can still be viewed today. Freiburg is filled with music, street theatre, and festivals. Located just 30 kilometers from France and 70 kilometers from Switzerland, there is ample opportunity to travel outside of the country as well as to points of interest within Germany.
Students study at the Paedagogische Hochschule (PH), where they may choose from a full curriculum of courses taught in German. Participants may also take courses at the Albert Ludwigs University, one of the oldest and most famous in Germany. Students can earn a minor in German in one semester.
- Paid excursions may include trips to historic Munich or Heidelberg, as well as cultural sites and events within Freiburg. Excursions change each semester.
- Students may study in Freiburg for the Spring Semester and for an academic year.
- Fall Semester only is not available at the Freiburg site.
Freiburg im Breisgau is a city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany with a population of about 230,000 people. In the south-west of the country, it straddles the Dreisam river, at the foot of the Schlossberg. Historically, the city has acted as the hub of the Breisgau region on the western edge of the Black Forest in the Upper Rhine Plain. One of the famous old German university towns, and archiepiscopal seat, Freiburg was incorporated in the early twelfth century and developed into a major commercial, intellectual, and ecclesiastical center of the upper Rhine region. The city is known for its medieval university and minster, as well as for its high standard of living and advanced environmental practices. The city is situated in the heart of a major wine-growing region and serves as the primary tourist entry point to the scenic beauty of the Black Forest. According to meteorological statistics, the city is the sunniest and warmest in Germany.
Fields of Study
- European education
- Health education
- Electrical engineering
- Information technology
- Gender studies
- Interdisciplinary courses in Media
- Oral communication
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• Sophomore Standing
• 16 Stetson credits completed at time of application
• German 202 completed at time of departure
• 2.5 cumulative Stetson University GPA at time of application and departure
• 3.0 Stetson University German GPA at time of application and departure
• Good academic, judicial, and financial standing at time of application and departure
• All students are expected to enroll in the equivalent of 12 credits while abroad
The Stetson Exchange program is competitive. Enrollment is limited in all programs. Meeting the requirements does not guarantee admission to a given program in a given semester.
Students are responsible for the cost of their own transportation to the site, including visas and ground transportation if required.
Specific arrival and depature dates will be shared with students admitted to the program.
Freiburg is a beautiful university city in southwest Germany, close to the French and Swiss borders. It is surrounded by the hills of the Black Forest, where you can ski in winter and hike in summer. The town offers a wealth of musical and cultural activities.
Learning has a long tradition in Freiburg - 30,000 of its 200,000 inhabitants are students either at the University of Education, the Albert-Ludwig University, founded in 1457, the University of Music or other institutes of higher education.
Banden Württemberg-Stipendium Grants
The Kunzenweg Dorm
Checklist for Incoming Students
Estimated Costs for Fall 2014:
- Rent: 250-350 €
- Food: 150-200 €
- Transportation: 10 € (per month with the semester ticket)
- Social fees at the university: 10 € (per month, payable at the very beginning)
- Study material: 30 €
Please note: Airfare, transportation, as well as students' visas, and other documentation required by the study-abroad country is the financial responsibility of the student.
Food, housing, excursions, local transportation and any other other personal costs are the responsibility of the student and not included in the tuition fee paid to SU.
While SU and the foreign institution may produce documents required for students to secure a visa; the processes, cost and responsibility of securing a visa are the student's alone.
SU cannot secure visas for students per the requirements of consulates.
We encourage students and their families to begin researching the visa process, and requirements, at the point of application.