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Exchange (Consortium) Germany: Hessen - Wisconsin Exchange Program
Darmstadt, Germany; Frankfurt, Germany; Friedberg, Germany; Fulda, Germany; Giessen, Germany; Kassel, Germany; Marburg, Germany; Offenbach, Germany; Russelsheim, Germany; Wiesbaden, Germany (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring,
Summer,
Winterim
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: UW-W applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 10/01/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Winterim 2015 10/01/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
Exchange (Consortium)
 Language of Instruction:
English, Foreign Language
 Housing Options:
Apartment, Dorm/On-Campus
 Minimum GPA:
3.0
 Class Standing:
Junior, Senior, Sophomore
 Areas of Study:
Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Culture, Economics, Finance, Geography, International Business, Marketing, Math/Statistics, Physics, Psychology
 Target Language:
German
Program Description:

German State of Hessen Institutions

Darmstadt, Frankfurt, Friedberg, Fulda, Geisenheim, Giessen

Kassel, Marburg, Offenbach, Russelsheim, Wiesbaden




                         Location                   Hessen, Germany
                         Academic Focus                   Across the Curriculum
                         Eligibility                   3.0 GPA, Sophomore+
                         Terms                   Semester, Year, Short-term
                         Language of Instruction                   English, German
                         Partner Website                   http://www.wisconsin.hessen.de


The Hessen-Wisconsin Exchange offers the opportunity to experience Europe, Germany and especially the State of Hessen along with high-quality academics and great quality of life. Strengthen your knowledge about Germany and increase your proficiency in German while studying either in a bustling city like Frankfurt, in a medieval setting like Marburg, or in the Baroque town of Fulda - just to mention a few. You can choose from as many as 12 different campuses with an almost limitless choice of academic programs. You can choose to study at a university in Hessen for a short-term program, semester, or year. Hessen's central location makes it ideal for trips to other German regions or European countries.

Academics


This exchange is open to all majors. Wisconsin and the German State of Hessen have a sister-state relationship, which includes an exchange agreement between the UW-System and the institutions of higher education in Hessen.

Most classes on the Hessen exchange are taught in German. Exchange students may choose to study at any of the Hessen institutions, especially if they have a good understanding of the German language. German as a foreign language courses are only taught at Giessen, Kassel, and Marburg.

Click here for more information about the Hessen: Wisconsin exchange program

There are a wide-variety of program options for exchange students to choose from including:

  • Total Immersion: This program is open to all majors, but proficiency in the German language is required. Students in a total immersion program will take all of their classes in German. In order to participate in this program additional documents will be needed to demonstrate your German proficiency such as a statement of purpose written in German and copies of official transcripts.
  • Semester/Academic Year: Although proficient knowledge of German is not required in this program, it is helpful and recommended. Classes are taught in English, but exchange students will need to be able to comfortably interact and live in a German-speaking environment. This program is open to students of all majors.
  • International Summer/Winter Universities: German language experience is not required for students in this program and is open to all majors. The Summer/Winter programs are short-term (approx. 4 weeks) and offered on several different campuses throughout the state of Hessen.


Accommodation

Housing arrangements are coordinated through the host institutions. The International Office at the German University helps exchange students arrange housing upon receipt of a housing application. UW-W exchange students live either in dorm complexes with shared kitchens or in apartments near campus, depending upon the institution at which they study.

Student Life and Surroundings

Hessen is cosmopolitan and open-minded, but deeply rooted in its heritage and history. From Kassel to Darmstadt and from Fulda to Wiesbaden, the cities of Hessen are unique in their cultural offerings, tradition, architecture and food. Hessen is a land of nature and one of the most densely wooded states in Germany. It has one of the most renowned wine-growing regions in Germany.

All of the universities involved in this program are located in the German state of Hessen. The 12 universities include:
  • Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • Goethe Universität—Frankfurt am Main
  • Justus-Leibig- Universität Giessen
  • Philipps Universität Marburg
  • Universität Kassel
  • Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences
  • Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main University of Applied Sciences
  • Hochschule Fulda University of Applied Sciences
  • Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen
  • Hochschule Rhein Main University of Applied Sciences
  • Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst—Frankfurt am Main
  • Hochschule für Gestaltung—Offenbach am Main















Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and Scholarships


Exchange programs are affordable study abroad options that allow students to pay UW-W tuition while studying abroad.  As with all approved study abroad programs, UW-W financial aid can be used on this program.  Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the Wisconsin Grant for Study Abroad, and UW-W and external study abroad scholarships are available.

UW-W tuition, as well as the Global Experiences Application Fee and CISI international insurance, are billed to the student’s UW-W account.  Other expenses are paid individually (e.g. living expenses) or to the host university (e.g. accommodation).


Estimated Cost of Attendance (per semester)

*2013-14 UW-W tuition for in-state residents. Non-residents are subject to UW-W non-resident tuition rates. Tuition rates are subject to change each academic year.
  UW-Whitewater Hessen Exchange
Tuition $3,789* $3,789*
Housing $1,500-$2,500 $2,000
Meals $1,600 $2,000
Other Living Expenses $1,475 $3,000
Global Experiences Application Fee $0 $200
CISI International Insurance $0 $170
Travel Documents $0 $250
Round Trip Flight $0 $1,000
Total Cost of Attendance (estimated) $8,364-$9,364 $12,437


Passport and Visa Requirements

Students will need a passport to study abroad that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of their program, and will also need to apply  for  a German student visa. In addition, students are required to obtain a German Residence Permit upon arrival in Germany.

Key Dates

Terms Application Deadline Term Dates
Academic Year March 15th Varies by University
Fall Semester March 15th Varies by University
Spring Semester October 15th Varies by University

Contacts

UW-W Faculty Exchange Advisor
Dr. Matt Lange
Dept. of Language and Literatures
Office: Laurentide 3108
Tel: 262-472-1065
Email: langem@uww.edu

CGE Exchange Coordinator
Mikaela Auerbach
Center for Global Education
Office: Hyland 1227
Tel:  262-472-5379 (direct)
        262-472-5759 (appointments)
Email: auerbacm@uww.edu
 



 

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