**This program is for UWGB students only**
Hessen Exchange Program: Wisconsin and Hessen, Germany
Study for a semester or year or take a summer or January short course at one of twelve Higher Education institutions in the State of Hessen, Germany. The Hessen exchange program offers many academic options and a variety of destinations in the region of Hessen, Germany. Course selection, academic calendars, orientations and other practical information can be quite different at each institution in Hessen. Each Hessen institution has its own website, please visit www.wisconsin.hessen.de for program specific options.
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Choose from a wide spectrum of courses depending on language competence and academic preparation, including international and English-language programs.
Semester Programs with English Language Options
The Hessen Exchange Program does offer English taught courses. The below universities have created a modified curriculum to allow students to both continue their studies in a specific academic department and learn German too! German language instruction or tutorials are offered at each program from beginner to advanced.
The German academic calendar is generally starts later than UWGB, so students are advised to go to Germany in the spring semester so dates do not conflict with the UWGB calendar. You will receive date confirmation in your acceptance letter from your German university. Generally program dates are:
Fall (German "Winter Semester"): early-October to mid-February
Spring (German "Summer Semester"): early-April to mid-July
International Undergraduate Study Program--Phillips Universität Marburg (IUSP)
The IUSP offers six weeks of intensive German classes offered at three levels followed by a broad selection of university academic courses . Classes are offered in German and English, but all of the German courses include a tutorial in English that is designed to enable all IUSP students to attend, regardless of their German proficiency level. For more information go to http://www.uni-marburg.de/iusp
Check out a student's experience in Marburg and his advice for study here: Marburg Guide
Look at past courses offered here: Marburg courses
**This program follows the UWGB academic calendar, so students can participate in the fall or spring semester**
American Studies, Economics, German Studies, History, Literature, Political Science, Psychology, Theology, Peace & Conflict Studies, & Linguistics
Fachochschule Frankfurt am Main, University of Applied Sciences
Study in the financial capital of Europe, Frankfurt, where the European Central Bank is located. Frankfurt am Main offers several courses in English.
Learn more about the academic courses, calendar, accommodation, and Frankfurt itself on the international student website
or on their exchange student
Computer/Information Science, Engineering, Business, & Finance
Hochschule Fulda, University of Applied Sciences
Fulda is a historic city in central Germany, founded in 744 and has an interesting old town and an activity for everyone. The university itself was founded in 1974 and has about 6,000 students.
Look into Fulda more on their website: https://www.hs-fulda.de/en/international/international-office/exchange-students/. In addition, you can learn more from this PDF. Find courses in English on their website.
Computer Science, DJS, Electrical Engineering, International Business, Nutrition, Social Science, & Political Science
Technische Hochschule MittelHessen
THM is Hessen's largest university of applied sciences and was founded in 1971. The university has about 13,000 students and is close to many historic sights and cultural locations in the area. Learn more from their website for international students. Find a list of English courses here.
Economics, Management & International Business
Frankfurt is the international financial center and logisitics hub of Europe and also had over 50 museums and galleries in the city. Goethe University is an urban campus with 3 city locations and about 41,000 students. Find out more on their website: http://www.uni-frankfurt.de/44386987/exchprog or on the Guide for Visiting Students.
Business, American Studies, Greek Studies, Linguistics, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology
Kassel is home to not only beautiful scenery, but is the home of the Grimm fairy tales. The university itself plays an important role in environmental sciences and technology in Germany. With 21,500 students, this mid-sized university offers both semester and short-term programs on the Hessen Exchange.
You can find a more in-depth look at Kassel and the university on this website.
Information Science, English/American Culture Studies, German, History, Philosophy, & Psychology
Justus-Liebig Universität Giessen
Justus-Liebig Universitat is based in the university town of Giessen and is highly focused on life science, cultural studies, and mathematics. The university is only 40 minutes from Frankfurt and 15% of the student population are international students.
Learn more about this exchange on their website: http://www.uni-giessen.de/cms/international-pages/study
. Also, find course programs in English
Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Information Science, Economics, Environmental Management, Geography, Language & Cultural Studies, Law, Mathematics, Nutritional Science, Physics, Social Science, Psychology, Sport Science
Hochschule Darmstadt, University of Applied Sciences
Darmstadt is knows as the "Science City" due to the number of scientific inventions founded there, such as the radio clock, Plexiglas, or liquid crystals for mobile phones. It even has an element named after it (Darmstadium)! Want to learn more about the city? Check out this website.
Also, learn more about the university and exchange student options on the Exchange Student
Most students stay in furnished university residence halls, a few home stay options are available depending on location. Some locations also offer local flats with other students. All universities have dining options on or around campus.
Most universities also offer some sort of Buddy program, where international students are paired with a German student once they arrive in Germany.
In addition, many locations offer scheduled activities and optional excursions/trips for international students.
Students can earn general education, major or minor credits for participating in the Hessen exchange. A typical semester consists of 4-5 courses (12-15 credits). Please see the OIE and your academic advisor for details.