Interim (Short-term) Programs in Hessen, Germany
International Winter Universities (IWU) have a common structure (study program, language courses, cultural program, and credits), the content of the study program varies according to the profile of each university. Since each location offers its own IWU, there is a general website for all programs and specific information below on each location. For more information visit the Office of International Education (OIE) or visit the Hessen IWU website
and also look at the program brochure
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International Winter University in Darmstadt (IWU)
The International Winter University in Darmstadt is aimed at students who have a background in Mechanical Engineering, International Marketing, or related fields. Find more information about this ISU program on the website: https://wup.h-da.de/
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
Darmstadt IWU Course Options
Students will enroll in a German language course (beginner - advanced- 3 UWGB credits) and an Academic Module (3 UWGB credits). For the Academic Module you have a choice of two options:
- International Marketing and Sales: This module deals with the growing importance of Marketing Management for the success of a product and the company. Students will learn how to manage complex international marketing concepts. Different requirements of BtoB and BtoC customer segments, various industries as well as of selling services or products are considered in this module study.
- Social Sciences Module: Between Poverty and Conservation- Socio-Economics of Smallholder Farming in the Tropics: This module investigates land use dynamics at several biodiversity “hotspots” using micro-level data on farming economics as well as analyses of local and regional institutional frameworks. Specifically, livelihood choices of smallholder farmers living at the edge of national parks in countries such as Indonesia, Madagascar, or Chile are studied.
The German language course is tailored to your language level. You will be placed in a small class based on your ability. It's OK not to know any German!
Please visit the Academic Offer
website for more information, course descriptions, and a tentative schedule.
In addition to the academic program, students will also have planned excursions and cultural activities. Find out more about these activities (included with program fee) on the program website
Some activities include:
- Guided tour of Darmstadt
- Trip to Wiesbaden
- German movie night
- Ice Skating
- Career Fair
- Karaoke Evening
- Buddy Meeting (meet with a German student)
Students will stay in a shared room at a local with another IWU student. Breakfast is included at the hotel. More information about accommodation can be found on this website.
Also, find out about meals here