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The European Union is not only an important political and economic institution, but a community of nearly 500 million citizens and one of the largest markets in the world. As the European Union continues to grow in size and influence, understanding it becomes key to understanding Europe and our world.

IES Abroad offers summer and semester-long European Union study abroad programs.

The IES Abroad European Union program is centrally located in Freiburg Germany, a picturesque university town and an ideal starting point for exploration of Europe and the institutions governing the European Union.


Area(s) of Study

  • Bridging Disciplines
  • European Studies
  • Government
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Communication Studies
  • Finance
  • History
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Geography
  • Humanities
  • Religious Studies
  • Economics
  • German
  • International Business
  • Sociology
  • Environmental Science
  • German, Scandinavian, And Dutc

Sponsored by IES - a UT Affiliate

Academic Information

SEMESTER: German language (required), EU seminar, English-courses, 22 days of field study throughout the EU, Global Leadership, with field study in 3 different regions of the EU. SUMMER: EU seminar and an elective course, with field study in Bosnia and Cyprus. INTERNSHIP: Optional, and must attend EU Spring term.


Language(s) of Instruction

English and German


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - Yes


Both IES EU Programs offer the option of studio or shared apartments. See the IES website for details.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Students pay $75 app. fee, $19/wk intl. insurance, and a $600 affiliated studies registration fee to UT. Students pay an app. and program fee (tuition, housing) to IES minus a $2000 grant (long sem. only). See IES website for details. Federal fin. aid and scholarships apply for full-time status (6 summer/12 semester credits).


- Spring
  • Program: February 26, 2024 to June 15, 2024
  • Instructional: February 27, 2024 to June 14, 2024
  • Final Deadline: November 9, 2023
- Summer Whole
  • Program: May 31, 2024 to July 24, 2024
  • Instructional: June 1, 2024 to July 23, 2024
  • Final Deadline: March 30, 2023
- Fall
  • Program: August 29, 2024 to December 18, 2024
  • Instructional: August 30, 2024 to December 17, 2024
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2024

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Briana Gina Arenas

Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations
Peer Evaluations

Next Step

1) View mandatory advising videos: Explore: Education Abroad 101. Attend a live EA Q&A to ask questions. 2) View the Ready to Apply video. 3) Self-authorize your application via the Get Started link below and apply! PC: Sarah Survance. Find advising videos, Q&A events at

Program information above is subject to change