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University of Freiburg, Germany (Baden-Württemberg Program – Summer)

The Program

The Baden-Württemberg Exchange Program offers you the opportunity to earn UConn credits studying directly with German students at the University of Freiburg.  With both unsurpassed beauty and one of the warmest climates in Germany, the University of Freiburg is located in  a picturesque valley on the western border of the Black Forest. Founded in 1457, it is the second oldest university in Germany.  Not only is the university physically located in the heart of the city of Freiburg – its students, professors, and staff are also an integral part of daily life in the “Capital of the Black Forest”. This is one of the reasons why Freiburg has become such a popular place to study. Aside from the numerous leisure activities which may be enjoyed in the city area and its proximity to the Alsace and Switzerland, it is above all the variety of academic programs which attracts so many students to Freiburg. The university boasts a variety of degree programs in any of more than 60 fields in 11 colleges.

The Academics

Courses are offered in German language (all levels – beginning, intermediate, and advanced).  Advanced language skills are required for Business German.  Courses are available in literature and culture at every level. You can obtain examples of the various courses from the BW-Exchange Coordinator. Your courses will have to be accredited by the German section of the Literatures, Cultures and Languages Department.  Please visit their FAQ Study Abroad website for information on this process as well as many other aspects of the program.

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
ENGL 3509 Studies in Individual Writers The Fiction of JD Salinger 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
GERM 3200 Intensive Language Practice Internationale Studienwochen Grundstufe 3, Mittelstufe 1) 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
GERM 3234 Building Language Skills Through Culture II Internationale Studienwochen (Building Language Skills Through Culture II) 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
GERM 3255 Studies in 20th Century German Literature Lituratur nach 1945 (Studies in 20th Century Literature) 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
GERM 3293 Foreign Study Deutsche Geschichte im 20. Jahrhundert 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
GERM 3293 Foreign Study Stadt und Universitat Freiburg 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
GERM 3293 Foreign Study Politk, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft in Deutschland 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
GERM 3293 Foreign Study (German as a Foreign Language) Deutsche als Fremdsprache 6 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
GERM 3293 Foreign Study Aussprache und Intonation 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
LING 1793 Foreign Study Introduction to Linguisitcs 3 12/31/2020
MATH 3151 Analysis Analysis II 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
MATH 3793 Foreign Study Elementare Zahlentheorie/ Number Theory II 2 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
MATH 3793 Foreign Study Computer Algebraic Geometry (Algebra II: Praktikum) 2 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
MUSI 1003 Popular Music and Diversity in American Society N/A The Culture of Hip Hop: Race, Gender, Authenticity 3 6/30/2022
POLS 3993 Foreign Study U.S. Foreign Policy in the 21st Century 3 12/31/2019

The Experience

The University plays an important roll in the cultural, social, and economic life of the city.  With approximately 13,000 employees, the university and the University Hospitial are the largest employers in the region of Southern Baden. Research and Development in technology are integral components of University of Freiburg.  For example, the Institute of Computer Science and Society studies the effects of new forms of information technology on society. The university has diversified itself with two additional centers as well: The French Cultural Center conducts research and offers continuing education courses in French studies, and the Center of Material Research (FMF) works to find practical applications for pure research.  In addition, as a founding member of the “European Confederation of Universities on the Upper Rhine” (EUCOR) along with the Universities of Basel, Strasbourg, Mulhouse, and Karlsruhe, the University of Freiburg has given new impetus to the integration of the various systems of higher education in Europe.


Please note that certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the University of Freiburg. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

Budget Sheets: Summer
The Details

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/20/2018 02/27/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Humanities
Language of instruction: German Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: Yes Required GPA: 2.7