Université de Fribourg/Universität Freiburg

Switzerland
Fribourg
Université de Fribourg/Universität Freiburg
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
Academic YearApril 15Mid SeptemberEarly JuneBudget
FallApril 15Mid SeptemberMid DecemberBudget
SpringSept. 15Budget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 3.0
  • Language of Instruction
  • German
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • Yes
  • Class Eligibility
  • Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • Transfer Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Residence Hall
  • Program Type
  • Exchange
Program Overview

The University of Freibourg is a bilingual university which provides a wonderful opportunity for students interested in French and German. The exchange is open to majors/minors in English, German Studies, and French. Located on the Sarine river, the city of Fribourg is unsurpassingly charming, and possesses one of the finest ensembles of medieval architecture anywhere in Europe. Students can apply for housing through the student residence halls or seek private student apartments.

Academics

This exchange is available for two or three UA students each year. French is the dominant language in Fribourg, but German is also spoken often. The University of Fribourg is a bilingual university which provides a wonderful opportunity for students interested in languages. A selection committee from the English, German and French departments will choose qualified applicants in March for the following academic year exchanges.

The exchange is open to majors/minors in English, German Studies, and French. Please speak to the departmental professors to learn more about the program and to learn about course transferability.

Courses in English:  English Literature 

Location

Fribourg is a medium sized town of approximately 36,500 inhabitants (100,000 including its suburbs) and is situated in the heart of Switzerland and Europe. Fribourg in Switzerland is a city of incomparable charm. Encompassing its meandering river, the Sarine, it possesses one of the finest ensembles of medieval architecture anywhere in Europe. The Sarine River marks the linguistic divide; French is mostly spoken on the west bank, and German on the other side (Freiburg in German). Since its foundation in 1157, it has achieved an alliance of tradition and modernity. As there are about 9,000 students out of 36,500 inhabitants, Fribourg's population is quite young and sociable. There are also many bars and places to listen to different kind of music.

Housing

Students can apply for housing through the student residence halls or seek private student apartments. Because the space in limited, it is important to apply early to find the best opportunities.

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