Akademische Kurzprogramme / Short Programmes

Unfortunately, we had to cancel this year's Summer School Placement due to the current COVID-19 situation. Please keep updated on our upcoming programmes!

Summer School Placement (SSP)

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

Programme: The Summer School Placement is a combination of a classical school placement and a summer school. Students spend their 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. Prior to the school placement, classes such as "Introduction to the German Education System" are held.

The programme includes short trips and guided tours in Freiburg and to the surrounding areas, which are offered by Studitours (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.

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

Insurance: Students need to get insurance prior to participation at the SSP. If their insurance does not cover internships abroad, students can buy a combined health & liability insurance for 32€ per month, offered by the DAAD. 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 a price of around 65€.

Accommodation: 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, we can also try to find accommodation with families in Freiburg. This would make your stay less pricey. However, there is no guarantee that we can find a host family for you.

Are you interested?

Please contact Elisabeth Ahner-Tudball with all questions concerning the programmes!
☎ +49 761/682-152
✉ elisabeth.ahner-tudball(at)ph-freiburg.de

Sample Schedule SSP

This is a sample schedule for our Summer School Placement. The upcoming programmes will be very similar. 

Sample Schedule SSP


"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 liked that I learned some basic German words during my time in Freiburg."    
"The teachers made me feel very welcome. The placement challenged me and put me out of my comfort zone."

"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."