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  • Locations: Freiburg, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/03/2020 02/05/2020 06/28/2020 07/07/2020
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Homestay, Hotel
Maximum Credits Available: 01 Prior Language Study: N/A
Click here for a definition of this term Eligibility Requirements: Completed at least 12 college credits, GPA of 2.75 or higher, Program specific requirements Duration: Short-term, Summer
Excluded from Open Doors: Include Program Sponsor: University-Sponsored
Program Description:
Big Band at castleProgram potential dates:  June 28- July 7, 2020
Overview of the program

The Madison College Big Band will travel to Freiburg, Germany, to help celebrate the 900 year anniversary of Freiburg and the 33th anniversary of Madison's sister-city relationship with the city of Freiburg. We will also visit other cities and historical sites on the way as part of this international cultural exchange.
Course Information

This program is primarily for members of the 2019-2020 Madison College Big Band, but there are openings as well for Band Support participants who want to travel with the band and attend band performances.
Accommodation and Meals
Band between sets

Accommodations will be in either double or triple occupancy hotels or home-stays. Some meals will be included.


One day will be devoted to an excursion to Bern, Switzerland. Other sites of interest will be visited during travel between cities.

Big Band with viewAdditional Information

All participants must be enrolled in at least one Madison College course during the 2019-2020 school year.

A passport is required for U.S. citizens traveling abroad. If you need to apply for a passport, it is advised to allow at least 6 weeks for standard processing.

All students are required to attend two pre-departure orientations. These orientations provide information on health and safety, packing, trip planning, flight logistics, and other essential information.

Costs for Summer 2020 are still being determined, but are anticipated at approximately $3250-3375. Program costs will include:
  • Chartered motor coach from Madison to O'Hare and back
  • Round-trip airfare from Chicago to Munich
  • Chartered motor coach from the airport and between cities in GermanyBig Band at Jazz Haus
  • Lodging for 9 nights, double-occupancy, in tourist-class hotels or approved home stay in Freiburg
  • All breakfasts, buffet style, included
  • Four dinners included
  • Entrance fees and applicable local taxes included
  • Gratuities for coach driver and local guides included
Additional Expenses:
  • 9 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Drinks with dinners (note that table water is not always free in Europe)
  • Personal expenses such as passport, laundry, insurance, souvenirs, etc.
  • Luggage handling at hotels
For More Information

If you would like to know more about studying abroad through Madison College, please email us or call 608-246-6201 to schedule an appointment.