Randolph students have the option to study in either Berlin or Freiburg Germany with the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES).
Students majoring in German, students with a German concentration, or others who have reached at least the intermediate level in German language study can apply to enroll at either location for one full academic year or one semester of study. Courses in other disciplines are available in addition to internship and volunteer opportunities.
Founded in 1992, the IES Berlin program draws upon Berlin’s rich culture and tradition to connect coursework subjects with the living history of the city. The program offers IES courses taught in German by German faculty, as well as access to classes at a number of Berlin Universities, including the renowned Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin . Courses are available in a variety of areas, including German Language and Literature, Social Science, Humanities, Business, and Economics. Optional field trips are taken to historic sites in Berlin , Dresden , and other cities to enrich classroom learning.
Founded in 1963, the IES Freiburg program offers students with previous German language experience the opportunity to integrate themselves fully into German university student life and improve their German language skills in the charming yet cosmopolitan city of Freiburg. IES Freiburg offers a wide selection of IES classes taught in German by distinguished native faculty at the IES Freiburg Center, as well as access to courses at the renowned Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, located just minutes from the IES Center. As fully-matriculated students of Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, but with the added support of the dedicated, experienced, and multinational IES staff, IES Freiburg students enjoy the unique academic challenges and opportunities that only a city with Freiburg’s excellent resources can provide.