Informational Events

At our free information sessions, we provide information on various types of foreign exchanges. We host 9 events every year wherein we offer short presentations and the opportunity to ask our advisors questions.  


Events April - July 2016

AuPair in English-speaking Countries

Tuesday, 17 APR 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Somewhere between culture shock and family happiness! To be an au pair in a family is a great opportunity to get to know another culture, deepen your language skills, and make friends for life. And don't forget that you can also have experiences that you would never have surrounded by all the comforts of home! Whether in Australia, the United States or Great Britain, it is possible to be an au pair almost anywhere in the English-speaking world. What do you have to consider when planning? What does it cost? And how do I get a visa? Our educationUSA advisors Shawn Huelle and Annika Claßen will tell you all about the requirements, target countries, and conditions for becoming an au pair.  

JuBi - The Youth Education Fair in Freiburg at the St. Ursula Gymnasium

Saturday, 21 APR 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
St. Ursula Gymnasium, Eisenbahnstraße 45, Freiburg

This year, we will again set up a table at the JugendBildungsmesse (Youth Education Fair) in Freiburg to offer you independent advice and information about foreign exchange possibilities. The fair is regularly visited by many exchange organization representatives who can provide a wide range of information.

Classic High School Exchange

Tuesday, 15 MAY 2018, 6:30 p.m.

You would like to live in the United States, England, Australia, Canada or New Zealand and have lots of questions: What country I should go to, how much will it cost me, how long should I stay, when is the right time? Or: When should I apply, how do interviews with organizations work, how good do my grades and English skills need to be be, how do I find the right organization, are scholarships available? Our educationUSA advisors Shawn Huelle and Steffen Schwarz will provide comprehensive answers to these questions. Former German and current American exchange students will share their stories of school and life in a foreign country. Not only are Shawn Huelle and Annika Claßen the Carl-Schurz-Haus' foreign exchange experts, they are also enthusiastic former exchange students themselves and are happy to share their enthusiasm with everyone.  

Studying in the USA: Applications, Scholarships, Tests . . .

Tuesday, 12 JUN 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Anyone wishing to receive a university degree in the U.S. (e.g. four years of bachelor studies or two of master studies) has his work cut out for him. To be accepted to one's dream university, one must go through an elaborate application process. To pay for the education one receives at the dream university, one must usually also apply for scholarships, and they can be even more difficult to obtain. English certificates (TOEFL, IELTS ...) must be provided, essays must be written, and standardized tests (SAT, ACT, GRE ...) must be taken. In a short presentation, our educationUSA advisors Shawn Huelle and Annika Claßen will give tips on finding the right university and explain the basic application requirements.


Not only are Shawn Huelle and Annika Claßen the Carl-Schurz-Haus' foreign exchange experts, they are also enthusiastic former exchange students themselves and are happy to share their enthusiasm with everyone. As members of the educationUSA network, they are connected to many other advising centers throughout Europe.