Summer School Placement 2020: June 8th till June 26th


Here are some thoughts that participants shared about their experiences:

"If you are looking for a cultural and educational experience in a unique European School System, this is it. Learning about the German school system has strengthened my understanding of Education as a future teacher, and has given me an international perspective. Being able to help teach and participate in classrooms in Freiburg has allowed me to observe several talented language teachers. Even though the program is only 4 weeks, I am thankful for the lasting effect it will have on my profession! Freiburg also happens to be one of the coolest cities in Germany, which was the perfect place for this type of experience!"

"I really enjoyed my time on the placement!"

"I had the opportunity to teach, and the feedback from the head teacher and the students was very satisfactory. I developped a close relationship with the children and I will miss them - and all the staff members"

"The teachers made me feel very welcome. The placement challenged me and put me out of my comfort zone"

"I liked that I learned some basic German words during my time in Freiburg"

"Freiburg is beautiful!"



Summer School Placement 2020: June 8th till June 26th

With our Summer School Placement, we give students from our partner universities in Northamerica, the UK and Ireland (and with English as their native language) the opportunity to spend four exciting weeks at Freiburg!

The Summer School Placement is a combination of a classical school placement and a summer school. Students spend the mornings as interns at elementary or secondary schools in or near Freiburg. On two out of five afternoons per week, a programme including a beginners’ German language course and a reflection on the experience gained during the internship are offered at University of Education Freiburg. Before the school placement, classes like an introduction to the German education system are held. You can find a sample programme >>here. The programme of the SSP 2020 will be very similar. 

The programme includes short trips and guided tours offered by >>Studitours in Freiburg and the surrounding area (there will be an additional charge for these trips). You can also arrange your own trips, for example to Paris (only 3 hours away) or Berlin (6,5 hours away).

6 ECTS can be gained by participating in this programme.

The costs of the Summer School Placement for freemovers are 800€.
Students from our partner universities do not have to pay this fee.

Students need to get insurance prior to participation at the SSP. If their insurance doesn't cover internships abroad, students can buy a combined health insurance/liability insurance for 32€ per month. You find more information about this insurance >>here. As this is probably the cheapest way to get a valid health insurance for your stay, we recommend this option.

Public transport:
For travel in and around Freiburg, it is best to buy the RegioKarte. This ticket allows you to use the tram and local trains in and around Freiburg for one month at the price of 60€.

Accommodation is provided in beautifully furnished apartments complete with kitchen utensils in the heart of Freiburg. The overall cost of accommodation for one person is around 800€ for the duration of the programme.
If you wish to, we can also try to find accommodation with familes in Freiburg. This would make your stay less pricey. However, there is no guarantee that we can find a host family for you.

Please write to Dr. Verena Bodenbender ( with all questions concerning this programme.You can use this >>application form in order to apply. The deadline for your application is March 1st 2020.