Off-Campus Study in Freiburg, Germany

The plaza outside the Theater Freiburg in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Located in southwestern Germany, the vibrant university town of Freiburg thrives on its urban integrity, leading role in the green economy, and regional and multinational connections to neighboring France and Switzerland.

Featuring linguistic immersion and cultural integration, the Freiburg Study Group allows students to pursue their academic studies at the University of Freiburg, one of Germany’s finest universities.

Prior to the start of the semester, participants receive intensive linguistic and cultural orientation during a month-long study tour of German-speaking Europe, led by a Colgate faculty director. Thereafter, students settle into the German semester, taking two courses with the Colgate director and two courses of their choosing at the University of Freiburg.

The study group is open to all students with sufficient German language background, regardless of major. Participants have received Colgate credit in biology, economics, computer science, history, music, philosophy, and political science, and more while studying in Freiburg.

Visit the off-campus study page to find out more about joining the study group. Follow the links below for information about the city, and reach out to a member of Colgate’s German faculty if you have questions.

Grants, Fellowships, and Internships

Learn about many different opportunities to enhance your German, apply for scholarships, and pursue professional experience in Europe on our Grants, Fellowships, and Internships page.