Informational Events

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


Events Jan - June

Language Courses, Language Trips, Short-Term Programs and Summer Sessions

Tuesday, 22 JAN 2019, 6:30 p.m.

The best way to learn a foreign language is by living in a country where that language is spoken. Unsurprisingly, this also applies to English. During a short presentation, Shawn Huelle (educationUSA adviser to the Carl-Schurz-Haus) and Annika Claßen (educationUSA Student Ambassador), will inform you about the very diverse range of language courses, language trips, and short-term special programs in which you could take part. Afterwards, there will be plenty of time for your questions on the topic.  

Work & Travel: Summer Jobs and International Volunteerism

Tuesday, 19 FEB 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Collect work experience in another country, get to know new people and another culture, and do so while helping others, improving your English and, best of all, not acruing debt!  – All these reasons and more are motivations to understake a work & travel stay abroad. In a short presentation, our educationUSA advisors Shawn Huelle and Annika Claßen will tell you what your Work & Travel options are in the English-speaking world, and which things (cost, visa, etc.) you'll need to pay attention to during your planning. Afterward, they will happily answer your questions.

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

Saturday, 23 FEB 2019, 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.

Jobs, Internships and Study Abroad: The Application Workshop

Thursday, 14 MAR 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Do you want or need to apply for something, anything, in English? Do you have questions about how to write an application essay or statement of purpose? Or do you have questions about what the English version of your CV should look like? Then join our resident EducationUSA Advisor and PhD in English, Shawn Huelle, for an intensive, three-hour workshop which will help you put together your best application.

Topics covered will include:

  • English Language Writing Culture
  • The Writing Process
  • Higher Order vs. Lower Order Concerns in Writing
  • Organization
  • Statements of Purpose
  • CVs and Résumés

The next day (Friday, 15 March) this workshop will also offer an optional one-on-one consultation with Dr. Huelle, who will happily look over your application materials and give you tips on how to make them better.

 

Reservations Required: studienberatung(at)carl-schurz-haus.de
Workshop: 35€ / 30€ (CSH-members); Consultation: 25€

AuPair in English-speaking Countries

Tuesday, 9 APR 2019, 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.  

Classic High School Exchange

Tuesday, 21 MAY 2019, 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, 4 JUN 2019, 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.