Academic Focus: German language, social sciences, and humanities. This program is open to all majors, but may be particularly suited to students with academic interests in the majors listed above.
Approximate Dates: Fall: early September to late December; Spring: late February to late June
Eligibility Requirements: A minimum 3.0 GPA, good academic standing, minimum 4 semesters of college-level German or the equivalent (for fall and spring semester).
Courses: Unless they test out at or near native fluency, students must enroll in a regular German language course at the appropriate level. Most students enroll in a four-credit German language course and in four IES and/or university area studies courses, for a total of fifteen to nineteen semester credits. IES courses in Art History, Economics, History, Politics, Theater, and Literature are held at the IES Center. The language course taught at IES is given 4 Emory credits, and all other courses (both IES and University) are worth 3 Emory credits each. Internship and volunteer opportunities are available. IES Course listings are available on the IES website
Credit and Grade Translation - IES Freiburg
Check the OISP Blanket-Approved Database for pre-approved courses. OISP Master Blanket Approval List
Living Arrangements: Students live in single or double rooms in German co-ed residence halls. The IES student may not be the only American in the flat. They may live with a combination of IES, German, and international students. German students all speak English fluently and gladly. IES students share a common kitchen and/or lounge area with other students. Students rely on their own resources for meals, usually preparing some in their residences and taking others inexpensively in Freiburg's student cafeterias. Meals are not included in the program fee. There is no meal plan in the residence halls, but you will be able to prepare your own meals. Lunch is inexpensive in the student cafeterias. Most students rely on bicycles and public transportation to reach the IES Center and local universities.
IES Freiburg provides computer facilities, complete with email and Internet access. Bring your laptop (and have it insured). You'll find it useful for writing term papers when the demands on the IES facilities are at their greatest.
IES also maintains its own library with essential reference works and limited volumes of primary source materials. In addition, you have access to the Carl Schurz Haus library, the Arnold-Bergsträsser-Institut library, and the libraries and computer labs of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg.
Costs: A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is available in the budget sheets. Fall Spring
Financial Aid/Scholarships: Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs. Students may also be eligible to apply for the following scholarships: IES Scholarships, and the Gilman Scholarship. Study Abroad Scholarships, Grants, Research & Service
IES Abroad Scholarships & Financial Aid:
Students may be eligible for a DAAD scholarship.
Please contact Peter Höyng, German Studies Department Chair for more information!
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours: By appointment only 404.727.359
Mary Lynn Dalton, Emory Study Abroad Advisor, email@example.com or 404-727-9767
Peter Hoeyng, Program Faculty Contact, German, 404 712-4614, firstname.lastname@example.org