Freiburg, Germany

Academic year

25-30 students from Indiana University and the Universities of Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, and Michigan State jointly attend a program at the University of Freiburg. The program combines immersion in the academic and social life of the University of Freiburg with a supportive environment provided by the AYF consortium.

Students are integrated into the German academic and residential system while also enjoying the advising, resources, and social support of the AYF Program Center, which offers a selection of topic courses exclusively to program participants. After a five-week orientation that includes advanced language instruction at the ALPADIA Language School of Freiburg, students are able to take regular courses at the university in nearly any field in which they are sufficiently prepared. The curriculum also includes courses in Deutsch als Fremdsprache at the university and special participant tutorials.

Prerequisites are junior or senior standing, a cumulative grade point average of approximately 3.0, and fifth-semester proficiency in German prior to departure (with a 3.3 grade point average in German coursework). You must be a student at any Indiana University campus who is making normal academic progress and enrolled in at least one course in Germanic Studies during the Spring semester before departure. It is recommended that you complete G330, G332 or G334 before the program begins. Students receive full Indiana University credit for their work in Freiburg. Housing is mostly in university dormitories. Applications open in early December. 

Learn more about the Freiburg program