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Dept LA: University of Freiburg
Freiburg, Germany
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
 Housing:
Dormitory
 Minimum GPA:
3
 Class Standing:
2 - Sophomore
 Courses Offered:
Anthropology, Archeology, Art History, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Culture, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Forestry, German, Government, Government/Poli-Sci, Health Sciences, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Politics, Psychology, Sciences, Social Sciences/Sociology, Sociology
 Type of Program:
Exchange
 Language of Instruction:
German
 Language Requirement:
4 semesters
 Education Abroad Adviser:
Kathleen Fox
 Internship Available:
No
 Non-Penn State Students:
No
 Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid
Program Description:

This is a program for highly independent, self-motivated students with strong German language skills. The program is a direct-enrollment program; on-site support is provided by the Office of International Studies at Freiburg.  Qualified students can apply for the Baden-Wurttemberg Scholarship, which includes a stipend of 500 Euro per month for room and board.  Academic Year students are also eligible to receive a full fee waiver for a four week intensive language course in September, that would serve as a conversational fluency course before the fall semester begins in October. Beyond that, students may enroll in any courses they wish at the University of Freiburg. Students will enroll in 12 credits, the equivalent of 24 ECTS.

Education Abroad Credits
You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas of a Pass/Fail basis.

Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad. To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies page. To learn how the courses on this program can work into your individual degree audit, meet with your academic adviser.

Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad.

Housing and Meals
You will live in a student dormitory where you will be responsible for providing your own meals.

Program Costs
For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Budget Sheets listed above. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.  

Please note that tuition rates above may vary depending on major and class standing.

Financial Aid & Scholarships
Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.

The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please see Funding Study Abroad.

For More Information
For more information about this program and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. Students at University Park can also contact their International Coordinator within their college. If you're not at University Park, students at Commonealth Campuses can contact their Campus Global Representative.

To learn more about the specifics of this program, schedule an appointment with Kate Fox , the education abroad adviser for this program.

For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the GeoBlogs of Penn State students currently studying abroad.



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2014 09/15/2013 
**
Rolling Admission 04/28/2014 08/02/2014
Academic Year 2014-2015 01/20/2014 
03/15/2014 TBA TBA
Spring 2015 05/01/2014 06/30/2014 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students 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