The IES European Union Program is based in Freiburg, Germany. Students will participate in field study trips with a focus on the European Union to places such as Berlin, Brussels, Luxembourg, Paris and Strasbourg.  Participants also will take part in Model EU simulations and spring semester students will have the opportunity to intern after the program in either Freiburg (for those proficient in German) or Brussels.

Fields of study:

German language, economics, history, international relations, and political science


Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Language Prerequisite:


Semesters Offered:

Fall or Spring Semester (single semester only)


September-December, January-May


16 credits per semester - Required Courses:
EU Studies Integrative Seminar (4 credits)
German Language (3 credits)
Three Electives (3 credits each)

Credit Conversion:

1 IES credit = 1 Whitman credit


In apartment-style university residence halls with German and International students


Students prepare their own meals or purchase them at one of the many student cafeterias in the city


Available in government agencies, political parties, advocacy groups, and government and politics-related organizations, NGO.  Internships are in Brussels or Freiburg and are only available spring semester, occurring after the semester and lasting 6 to 8 weeks.


IES Abroad Scholarships

Program Link:

IES European Union Program