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)
Workshop: 35€ / 30€ (CSH-members); Consultation: 25€

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.