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 Oct - Dec 2019

Classic High School Exchange

Tuesday, 15 OCT 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 should I 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, how do I find the right organization, are scholarships available? Our educationUSA advisors Shawn Huelle and Annika Claßen will provide comprehensive answers to these questions. Not only are they 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, 17 OCT 2019 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.

AuPair in English-speaking Countries

Tuesday, 19 NOV 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.  

Internships in English-speaking Countries

Tuesday, 3 DEC 2019, 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 Annika Claßen (educationUSA Student 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.