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  • Locations: Freiburg, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: IES 
  • Restrictions: Pomona applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: German Housing options: Residence Hall
Areas of study: Art, Art History, Culture, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Film, German, History, International Relations, Internships, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Politics, Theatre Class standing: 1 - Second Semester Sophomore, 2 - Junior, 3 - First Semester Senior
Language level: German 44 or the equivalent GPA: 8.25
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Freiburg - Language & Area Studies

Program Overview

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 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.

Ideal for students interested in rapidly improving their German language skills, the IES Abroad Freiburg Program offers you IES Abroad and university courses taught in German by distinguished local faculty.

You can also enroll in courses at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg or other local academic institutions where you will experience the German education system first-hand.

Visit www.IESabroad.org for complete program details.

Why Freiburg?

It is impossible not to fall in love with Freiburg. Maybe it's the curving cobblestone streets, medieval architecture, and beautiful cathedral. Or maybe it's the city's progressive mindset--Freiburg shows a remarkable commitment to the environment and the development of sustainable technologies. Either way, we invite you to study abroad in Freiburg and discover all there is to love about this enchanting university town.

Student Life

We strive to make sure you feel safe, cared for, and at home while you’re away from home. Whether it’s the orientation program that makes you feel prepared, your housing that is well-located and comfortable, the cultural events that make it easy and fun to meet other international and local students, or the field trips and walking tours that take you to places tourists don’t usually see—we’re all about our student service. Learn more about the day-to-day studying abroad on this program. From field trips to housing, it’s all on IES Abroad’s website.

Scholarships & Aid

IES Abroad firmly believes that financial limitations should not prevent a qualified student from participating in an IES Abroad program. That's why we commit $5 million in study abroad scholarships and aid, all offered through one quick and easy application. Check out all of our scholarship options at www.IESabroad.org/aid.

Aid Application Deadlines:
Summer – April 1
Fall/Academic Year – May 1
Spring/Calendar Year – November 1

The IES Abroad Difference

We can say that our academic standards are completely unmatched, our partnerships with more than 500 global universities and colleges speak to the quality of our programs, and our health and safety practices have set the standards for the entire field of study abroad. And all of that would be true…. But what really sets us apart is our commitment to you. As a not-for-profit study abroad and internship provider, you are our bottom line. Your success is our success. And in today’s world, that’s a pretty extraordinary thing.

  • 135+ Award-Winning Study Abroad and Internship Programs
  • 33 Global Locations
  • Advising & Student Support from predeparture to after you return home
  • Strong Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
  • $5+ Million in Aid and Scholarships
  • Passionate, Mission-Focused Staff and Faculty from our headquarters in Chicago to our Centers around the world
  • 70 Years of Experience

About IES Abroad

Founded in 1950, IES Abroad is a not-for-profit academic consortium of more than 260 top-tier American colleges and universities, with more than 240 additional partner universities worldwide. IES Abroad provides premier study abroad and internship programs around the world through IES Abroad, IES Internships, IES Abroad Customized & Faculty-Led Programs, and The Study Abroad Foundation. With more than 400 study abroad programs in 85 locations worldwide, the organization creates authentic global education opportunities for thousands of students annually. IES Abroad has nearly 140,000 alumni who have benefited from studying in IES Abroad programs since its inception. Discover more about what we offer with all of our programs.

More Information:
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Academic Program
Pomona students enroll in five courses (16 IES credits) for a total of 4.0 Pomona credits. Students are required to enroll in an 
advanced German language course at the IES center (1.0 Pomona credit) and at least one course at a local university (0.75 Pomona credits). The remaining electives can be taken in a combination of IES center or local university courses (0.75 Pomona credits each).

Highly advanced students may substitute a German literature course for the language course.

Students may take only one IES course on a P/NC basis. Students may not take the required German language course on a P/NC basis.

Note: Pomona allows students to study in Germany only in the spring semester because of the German academic calendar. The spring semester dates allow full participation in regular university courses. Students with compelling academic reasons may apply for the fall, but they will not be able to take university courses since most fall courses run through February.


Living Arrangements
Students live in German residence halls throughout the city, usually with a mix of German and international students.

Number of Students
IES enrolls approximately 75 students, selected from a national pool. 

Host Institutions
Institute for the International Education of Students (IES)
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Pädagogische Hochschule
Zeichen- und Malschule Georg Schell
Jazz & Rock Schule Freiburg


Faculty Liaison
Hans Jürg Rindisbacher

Eligibility
  • Completion of advanced German (German 44), or the equivalent.
  • 8.25 GPA required.

Student Experiences
Read about student experiences on the IES Freiburg program.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/15/2019 10/04/2019 02/01/2020 06/12/2020