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  • Locations: Freiburg, Germany
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
  • 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 2020 10/01/2019
02/28/2020 06/27/2020
Year 2020-2021 03/02/2020
Fall 2020 03/02/2020

** 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:

Academic Focus:  Methods and practices for sustainable management of natural resources both in Freiburg's local ecosystem and in ecosystems worldwide.

This program is open to all majors, but may be particularly suitable to students with academic interests in the majors listed above.

Approximate Dates:  Fall Semester: late August-late December / Spring Semester: February - July

Eligibility Requirements:  Minimum 3.0 GPA; good academic standing. Participating students should have a basic knowledge of topics in environmental studies. Students will participate in German language courses at the beginning, intermediate, or advanced level.

Courses:  Listed below are the course options offered by the IES Abroad Freiburg Environmental Studies & Sustainability Program. Students take 4 courses for a total of 16 credits per semester. All courses are 4 semester credit hours unless otherwise noted. All courses are taught in English, excluding the IES Abroad German Language courses.

Credit and Grade Translation - IES Freiburg Environmental Studies & Sustainability

An IES Abroad German Language Course that extends the length of the term (required)

PLEASE NOTE: students planning on taking German language classes 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.

Consecutive modular Environmental Studies Courses:

See course listings here:

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.

Costs: A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheets: Fall Spring


Students usually rely on bicycles or public transportation to travel around the city.

Internet, Computers, & Library Access

IES Abroad Freiburg offers a computer facility and broadband Internet for use during Center hours. Wireless Internet access is also available at various sites at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg.

The Center maintains a small library with essential reference works, limited volumes of primary source material, and a selection of German films on DVD. You will also have access to library facilities at the Albert-Ludwigs Universtät Freiburg. All rooms are fitted for broadband Internet access.

Academic culture in Germany is different than that in the U.S., and access to and use of computer facilities and libraries will also be different. You are encouraged to observe the habits of local students to learn creative ways of adapting to the local academic culture.

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 and Financial Aid https://www.iesabroad.or/IES/Scholarships_and_Aid/financialAid.html

Students may be eligible for a DAAD scholarship.

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

Email: Office Hours: By appointment only 404-712-4614

Jessica Mrase, Emory Study Abroad Advisor,
John Wegner, Environmental Science, 404-727-4206,
Peter Hoeyng, Program Faculty Contact, German, 404 712-4614,

This program is currently not accepting applications.