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  • Locations: Freiburg, Germany
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Emory applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018
01/08/2019 05/07/2019
Fall 2019 03/01/2019
09/03/2019 12/22/2019

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Program Description:

IES European Union

Academic Focus: Political Science, German language, Economics, International relations, business. This program is open to all majors, but may be particularly suited to students with academic interests in the majors listed above. Internships are post-program and only after a spring term - they are not currently offered for fall term.

Approximate Dates: Fall: early September to late December; Spring: early January to early May

Eligibility Requirements: A minimum 3.0 GPA, good academic standing, strong academic record with junior or senior standing when the program begins. College-level background in micro- and macroeconomics and/or introductory finance and a background in modern European history, international relations, or comparative government are recommended. No previous study of German is required. It is recommended that students apply early to this program, as it is competitive.

Courses: All students enroll in one German Course (3 credits), a mandatory integrative seminar (4 credits) and three other IES courses (each 3 credits) for a total of 16 credits. "PO 350 EU Studies Integrative Seminar," the mandatory seminar, provides the context in which course work and field study are integrated, so that all students develop an understanding of the current issues and major players in the EU today. A new program feature allows students to select their third field study destination based on a topic related to a specific region of the European Union (see IES catalog for details). Spring students with advanced-level German proficiency and the ability to remain in Freiburg or Brussels after the conclusion of the EU program (for an additional eight weeks) may apply for an internship. In addition, some English-language internships are available after the program in Brussels.  Placements are competitive and cannot be guaranteed. Internships are post-program and only after a spring term - they are not currently offered for fall semester. Post program internships last until late July.  IES Course listings are available on the IES website:


PLEASE NOTE: students planning on taking German 101 or 102 must meet with the Emory German Studies Department for pre-approval before the program begins.  Please contact Dr. Caroline Schaumann ( or Dr. Hiram Maxim ( for pre-approvals.  It is your responsibility to make sure your Emory College Study Abroad advisor has a copy of this approval in writing (or sent via email directly from the Faculty Study Abroad Representative). You should also keep a copy of all approvals.


Credit and Grade Translation - IES European Union

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. European Union 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.

Costs: A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is available in the budget sheets.  Please click here for 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. For more information please click here.

IES Abroad Scholarships & Financial Aid:

Students may also be eligible for a DAAD scholarship.

Please contact Peter Höyng, German Studies Department Chair for more information!

Email: Office Hours: By appointment only 404.727.3598

Jessica Mrase, Study Abroad Advisor,


This program is currently not accepting applications.