Important information:

Dear Carl-Schurz-Haus visitors,

Unfortunately, personal consultations are not possible at the moment. However, we are happy to advise you by telephone or zoom! Please schedule an appointment with us via E-mail and we will do our best to answer all of your questions!

Moreover, the EducationUSA Germany-Team offers a virtual office hour, which you can easily sign up for by using this link. The virtual office hour takes place Mondays-Fridays from 2pm-5pm. Choose a free time slot and one of us will be happy to answer your questions!

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 Facebook page where you can find lots of information on various topics. In addition, the international educationUSA network also has a very good and informative website.

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.

Out team is happy to answer all of your foreign-exchange-related questions either via e-mail (studienberatung [at] 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).