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 Oct - Dec 2017

Classic High School Exchange

Tuesday, 17 OCT 2017, 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 Steffen Schwarz the Carl-Schurz-Haus' foreign exchange experts, they are also enthusiastic former exchange students themselves and are happy to share their enthusiasm with everyone.  

Let's Go Abroad - Info Fair

Thursday, 19 OCT 2017 from 13:30-17:00

BIZ, Lehenerstr. 77, 79106 Freiburg 

At the Let's Go Abroad Info Fair, various Organizations will present themselves and answer your questions. Everyone is sure to find the right program!

You can find more information about the fair here.

Internships in English-speaking Countries

Tuesday, 12 DEC 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Internships abroad are popular and highly sought after, but also require long-term and intensive preparation. Those who would rather not resort to expensive placement agencies can, with a little effort, arrange an internship themselves. This, of course, is considerably easier if one has trusted advisory services and sources of information. In a short presentation, Shawn Huelle (educationUSA adviser to the Carl-Schurz-Haus) and Steffen Schwarz (educationUSA-Ambassador) describe the most important steps for placement in English-speaking countries and give tips on finding an internship, and overcoming visa issues and other obstacles. There will be plenty of time for questions, and participants will also receive a handout with further information and links.  


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.