Skip to Content

Programs : Brochure
This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
IES/ Freiburg: European Union
Freiburg, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: IES 
Restrictions: Brandeis applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2015 02/24/2015
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2016 02/24/2015
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Study Center
Program Language(s):
English, German
Area of Study(s):
Business, Economics, Environmental Studies, German Studies, History, International & Global Studies, Politics
Minimum Semesters of Previous Language Study Required:
Housing Options:
Program Description:
IES Abroad
Programs About Us Apply Now Scholarships Diversity

Study Abroad in the European Union

Why the European Union?
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 it becomes key to understanding Europe and our world.

The IES Abroad European Union program is centrally located in Freiburg, Germany, a picturesque university town and an ideal starting point for exploration of Europe and the institutions governing the European Union.

The IES Abroad European Union Program

The IES Abroad European Union Program allows you to study the development and activities of the EU from a central European location in Freiburg, Germany. Field study trips are integral to the program and bring you to sites important to the affairs and interests of the European Union and its plans for the future. All courses are taught in English. The program is ideal for students majoring in Economics, Political Science, International Relations, and International Business.

Program Details

  • Study the European Union in-depth through the required EU Studies Integrative Seminar, which provides a context for all coursework.
  • Choose from a variety of IES Abroad courses that emphasize the historical and institutional development of the EU, its internal policies, issues of culture and multiculturalism, and its relations with outside nations.
  • Participate in the Model European Union simulation and debate issues of current concern in the EU.
Field Study Highlights

  • Visit key EU organizations in Western Europe through integrated field study. Destinations include the:
    • Council of Europe in Strasbourg
    • Court of Justice in Luxembourg
    • Commission and Council of the EU in Brussels
    • European Central Bank in Frankfurt
    • European Parliament in Strasbourg
    • European offices of the OECD and the World Bank in Paris
  • Travel to newly-accepted EU states such as the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland.
  • Meet with EU and government representatives of member states, leaders in multi-national corporations and NGOs, official advisors on EU issues, leading academics, and entrepreneurs.
Additional Exciting Program Aspects
  • Gain international work experience and unique cultural exposure through post-program internships in Freiburg or Brussels.
  • Live with German and international students through housing in university residences.
More Details
Visit for complete program details including pricing, program dates, and complete course syllabi.


NOTE: Program dates listed in Studio Abroad are approximate. Please refer to IES Abroad predeparture materials for planning travel.

About IES Abroad
One of the nation's oldest, largest, and most reputable study abroad providers, IES Abroad is a growing Chicago-based, not-for-profit organization that enrolls more than 5,000 students annually.

With more than 90 programs in 34 cities, IES Abroad is dedicated to broadening our global reach and continuing our commitment to offering students outstanding academic options coupled with every-day opportunities for cultural immersion.

European Union

More Information
Request a Catalog
Email an Advisor
Contact a Past Participant

Call us at 800.995.2300

Facebook YouTube
FlickrBlogs Photos

Brandeis Specific Information

Application Process:

Students wanting to apply to this program must submit two applications:
  1. to the Brandeis Office of Study Abroad. Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website in order to obtain more information about internal application process, advising hours, academic credit, and financial aid transfer.
  2. to the external program listed above. Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website for more information on commonaly asked questions about the external application process like deadlines, program approval forms, paying deposits, etc...

Scholarship Details:

Students interested in learning more about (other) study abroad scholarship opportunities should visit the scholarship section of the Brandeis study abroad website.
*Please note that all information is subject to change.

This program is currently not accepting applications.