IES Abroad European Union Summer
The European Union is not only an important political and economic institution, but a community of nearly 500 million citizens and one of the largest markets in the world. As the European Union continues to grow in size and influence, understanding the EU and the countries seeking membership, becomes key to understanding Europe and our world. With its central European location, the picturesque city of Freiburg makes an ideal starting point for the exploration of the European Union.
Based in Freiburg, Germany, the European Union Summer Program takes you on extended field study trips to Turkey and the Western Balkan states for an intensive study of the European Union and its relationships with its neighbors to the east. This program challenges you with a unique Integrative Seminar and with a variety of elective course options. The program also deepens your understanding of the region and gives you first-hand experience with the cultural and political landscape of the European Union and its neighbors today.
Academics & Curriculum
Participants in this program take two courses. The first course, From Marginalization to Inclusion?: The Balkans, Turkey, and the EU, is required for all students. The other course is a 3-credit, English-taught elective from one of many options in economics, history, international relations, politics, or religion.
Students interested in learning more about course offerings can find information here.
Accommodation & Meals
The IES Abroad EU program offers participants the unique opportunity to live in a single or double room in a co-ed suite shared with German and international students. Suites have shared kitchens and baths. Meals are not included in the program fee. Students typically prepare meals at their residences or dine in Freiburg’s affordable student cafeterias.
Students attending this program may consider applying to one or more of the following scholarships:
More scholarship opportunities can be found on the Office of Education Abroad's scholarship webpage.