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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany; Freiburg, Germany
  • Program Terms: Term 4
  • Budget Sheets: Term 4
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Study Tour Academic Level: Undergraduate
Study Tours: Governing Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Program Description:
City Experience Freiburg 2019

Applications have closed for this program. The details listed below are for information only and may be subject to change in 2020.

Cities are important centres of creativity, diversity and transformation. Growth and change is often highly contested and policies can have surprising outcomes as they are taken up in un/anticipated ways. Beyond buildings and infrastructure, our city experiences are shaped by the people who live in those cities and the different ways they make their city. Our study tour explores the German cities of Freiburg and Berlin. We investigate how national politics and local activism shape the spaces, fabric and experience of these cities. In Freiburg, we take a closer look at the City’s reputed progressive politics and the intersection of social justice and environmental sustainability in urban and regional planning, housing, services and infrastructure. In Berlin, our attention turns to the re-fashioning of the city, from the early twentieth century to the present day. We examine how national politics and identity become embedded in the spatial organisation and daily enactment of the city. Considering its status as the German capital, we explore how the implementation of specific policies on creativity, sustainability and migration are playing out in Berlin.


This program runs from 24 November 2019 to 8 December, 2019.
Three x 2 hour pre-departure sessions in the weeks beginning 14 October; 4 November, 18 November. These sessions will provide practical information and introduce students to the academic content of the tour.  They will include discussions and brief student presentations on the history and politics of Freiburg and Berlin.

Program Fee 

Program fee for this study tour will range from AUD$3,960 - $4,925 depending on the number of students who apply (final program fee will be confirmed after acceptance into the program). Follow this link for the program fee cost breakdown

Students must enroll into the following course GEOG 3029EX and the usual tuition fees do apply in addition to the study tour program fee listed above.
Students will need to cover their own airfare in addition to the above program cost.

Once students have been accepted into the tour they are required to pay a deposit of AUD$300 to secure their place.

Financial Assistance

Eligible students may access up to AUD$6,791 from an OS-HELP loan

Comprehensive travel insurance is provided free of charge by the University of Adelaide for students receiving credit for this program.

Please note that students may need to pay the program fee, international flights and accommodation costs up-front before financial assistance is processed by the University. Please review the Study Overseas website to check your eligibility to receive financial assistance. 

Eligibility and Selection

This program is open to third year students including those who will complete second year at the end of Semester 2 2019 and commence third year in 2020. Those students wishing to apply for OS-HELP must have completed at least 24 units which need to be recorded on their transcripts at the time of application and must have at least 3 units of study to complete on completion of this study tour.

The tour is limited to 24 students. Selection for this tour will be made based on a combination of GPA, responses to the ‘About Me’ questionnaire within the GLAS application and a brief interview with the course coordinator.

  • Tour leader will shortlist applicants based on a combination of GPA and application/interview responses.
  • The Faculty of Arts will conduct a degree check for each shortlisted student and approve the student for credit. This is an automatic internal process and students do not have to take any action for this to occur.
  • After the Faculty of Arts has completed the degree check, students will be notified of their application outcome by Study Overseas.
  • Students will be required to pay a AUD$300 deposit within 14 days of their selection for this program.

Academic Credit

Once selected for the program, students must enrol in GEOG 3029EX.  

Please note that the usual tuition fees still apply for the enrolled course, in addition to the program fee listed above.

Students selected for this program will receive 3 units of credit.

Application and Deadlines

Applications have closed for this program. The details listed below are for information only and may be subject to change in 2020.
  • Check eligibility against criteria above
  • Create your application by clicking 'Apply Now' before the deadline.
  • Deadline for application submission: 14 August 2019
  • Students will be merit-selected for this program. Applications will be assessed on the following:
    • Applicant’s answers to the ‘About Me’ Questionnaire in their GLAS application
    • Applicant’s GPA
    • Interview with the applicant

Information Session

To find out more about this study tour, please note that an information session is being held on August 12, 2019 from 2pm-3pm in Napier G25.

Contact Information

For more information about the City Experiences: Freiburg - Berlin program, including academic and program content, please contact Jennifer Bonham from the School of Social Sciences, Department of Geography, Environment & Population.

For information about applications and administration, please contact Study Overseas.