Student life in Fribourg tends to be made up predominantly of attending lectures and studying, as well as sports, student activities and social life. There various issues that students can benefit during their stay in Fribourg.
American College Program students are only allowed to work at the conclusion of the academic year but with certain restrictions. Any work undertaken is clearly outside the auspices of the American College Program. Students who wish to find work must do so on their own upon arrival in Switzerland. The staff of American College Program is not in a position to seek employment for students.
Nevertheless, some students manage to find part-time work during the school year. Eager students who seriously look for part-time jobs generally find something to supplement their budgets (washing dishes, waiting tables, giving English lessons, house cleaning, baby sitting, etc.). Some students are successful in arranging summer employment at the end of the academic year, as well. Personal motivation and French/German language ability seem to be the biggest factors in finding such jobs.
Before departure students receive a housing questionnaire to fill out indicating the most important factors in their lodging. Students are requested to state preferences in housing and the American College Program administration will try to accommodate individual desires but sometimes can only fulfill part of a request. The student must express what is most important to him/her when completing the housing questionnaire - the kitchen, independence, contact, being in the country, the city, etc. The ACP tries to satisfy as many of the individual desires as possible; however, student flexibility is essential...
Student life in Fribourg tends to be made up predominantly of attending lectures and studying, as well as sports, student activities and social life. The Institute of Physical Education and Sports (IEPS-ILS) publishes a booklet twice a year on what sports are being offered and the choice is usually excellent. To use the University gym you will need to obtain an access card...
American College Program students obtain an e-mail account and have access to the information technology facilities of the University of Fribourg. This procedure takes about two weeks.
The University is equipped with a large selection of Macintosh and IBM-compatible computers at the SIUF (Service informatique de l'Université de Fribourg), Miséricorde, office 6010, however, you will have to inquire to what extent you will be allowed to use them.
- Other Useful Information