Summer in Germany


UGA’s department of Germanic and Slavic studies this summer will launch a new study abroad program in the city of Freiburg, Germany. The program will offer instruction in the German language and culture of environmentalism—specifically in Freiburg—that includes aspects of a community devoted to and affected by sustainable housing, transportation, energy production and consumption.

Known as a model for sustainable urban design and sustainable living since the 1980s, Freiberg is home for many environmental technology companies that export internationally. A city of 230,000 people, it is located in southwestern Germany near the French and Swiss borders. The area is known for its mild climate, medieval architecture, cultural scene and thriving university.

Classes for the summer study abroad program will be taught on the campus of the University of Freiburg, at their Language Teaching Centre, or Sprachlehrinstitut, a facility that attracts students from all over the world.

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