Few university towns are as well-loved as Freiburg, Germany. The picture-perfect university, the lovely surrounding region, the–gulp!–German language!

But did you know that the recently-founded program in Liberal Arts and Sciences at University College Freiburg is taught in English?

Professor Hans-Jochen Schiewer, Rector of the University of Freiburg, spoke with Athena Mentor about the LAS program, and what kind of student thrives there.

A distinctive curriculum

In addition to a following a liberal arts core curriculum, students can major in Earth and Environmental Sciences, Life Sciences, Governance or Culture and History. The large number of electives leaves students plenty of time to perfect their German . . .

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The application period has just begun!

Applications are accepted between June first and July 15, for admission to the Winter Semester 2017/18. That’s right! If you are an accomplished, motivated student who has somehow only now decided that you’d like to be at a great university next fall, this could be your big chance:

Athena Advises

International students are often concerned, and rightly so, about the international recognition of the university that grants their bachelor’s degree. By choosing the LAS program, students can be assured of the name recognition of the University of Freiburg.

Furthermore, the alumni of Uni Freiburg are on the move in New York! Freiburg recently became the first European university admitted to the Princeton Club of New York. That’s where I met Rector Schiewer and devoted members of the Alumni North America of Freiburg University.

I cannot close without reminiscing about my very first visit to Germany. My dear friend Sarah Webster Goodwin, my fellow graduate student in comparative literature at Brown and now a professor at Skidmore College, was spending a year studying German literature at Freiburg. I slept on the floor of her room at the Studentenheim, wondered at the cathedral, wondered even more that cauliflower was considered an actual flower, and discovered Müller-Thurgau.

Freiburg! It’s unforgettable.

Dr. Marlena Corcoran
Founder and CEO