The Canadian Year in Freiburg student exchange program is now accepting Canadian applications for the program in Germany starting in Fall 2018 (Program runs from Sep. 2018 to July 2019).
Students must have had 2 years of German/A2 level before commencing the program. Higher levels can also be accommodated. The program offers 6 required full semester courses and students take additional courses at the University of Freiburg in subjects of their choice and its “Sprachlehrinstitut” to achieve their full-year credit load. No program fee is charged.
For 2018/19 the CYF is again offering an “Academic Recognition Award” (awards range from $1000 to $1,500) on a competition basis, for applicants to the program with an overall GPA of at least 85%. To apply, eligible students write a “letter of intent”, as well as a paragraph in German explaining why they want to take part in the program and what they expect to gain from their year abroad. (The Award application with instructions is on p.3 in the program application Word Doc.). Some additional competitive stipends are available through
the Baden-Württemberg Scholarship (€600/month over course of study).
Here is the link to the program page, with the program information and application form. Applications should be received by March 16, 2018. (Please check with your students to
ensure that the application is complete.)
There is also a facebook page for the program, where students can communicate with previous
CYF participants: facebook.com/CYFGermany.
Please let your students and colleagues know about this unique opportunity and encourage interested students to contact Christian Thomas (see below) beforehand with any questions, including re. their academic planning for the year abroad.
Dr. Christian Thomas
Dep. Of Languages and Literatures