Consulting Services

The Carl-Schurz-Haus / DAI Freiburg is an educationUSA advising center.

educationUSA centers are sponsored by the US State Department and provide independent and objective advice on exchange opportunities in the United States (as well as other English-speaking countries). We can advise you on various topics including university studies, high school exchanges, language courses or becoming an Au Pair.

educationUSA Germany has its own website where you can find lots of information on various topics: www.educationusa.de. In addition, the international educationUSA network also has a very good an informative website: www.educationusa.info

Our library has many books that explain the American university application process, or give tips on the opportunities and obstacles of a high school exchange. We also have extensive materials to help you prepare for American standardized tests such as the TOEFL, IELTS, SAT or ACT. Moreover, we have prepared some information sheets on various topics, which should give you an initial overview. Finally, we have information from American universities and German exchange organizations which you can take with you.

Our educationUSA advisor Shawn Huelle and our educationUSA Student Ambassador Annika Claßen are happy to answer all of your foreign-exchange-related questions either via e-mail (studienberatung [at] carl-schurz-haus.de) or in person, and we encourage you to make an appointment should you desire more specific or in-depth advice on a particular topic.


We also regularly offer informational meetings on various exchange topics. These will be announced in the Carl-Schurz-Haus program booklet and on this website under Informational Events.

You can find us in Freiburg at Eisenbahnstrasse 62 on the 3rd floor (main post office).