To apply, you must be a currently-enrolled, degree-seeking undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You must be in good academic standing and have a cumulative resident GPA of 3.0. You may apply as a freshman; however, by the time of departure, you need to have completed two years of university-level German and have at least sophomore standing.
With a wide range of courses taught specifically for international students and regular university courses, you can ease your way into total language immersion or take the plunge immediately.
You will take a minimum of 12 credits each semester, with the option of taking courses taught specifically for international students or regular university courses. Some Uni Graz courses are taught in English.
For more information about how specific Uni Graz courses have transferred back to UW-Eau Claire, go to: http://www.uwec.edu/oakdev/rar850/C9098.htm. Please keep in mind that this is a historical record of past course equivalences. There is no guarantee that the same courses will be offered in the future, or that they will be offered during the term in which you are abroad.
Consult your German adviser about course selection.
The Graz exchange is for a semester or an academic year. If you participate for fall only, the semester is early September through December. Fall semester ends in late January for those staying the full year. Spring semester begins in early February and runs to late June. There is a break at Christmas and Easter. You can find 2012-2013 dates on the Uni Graz home page. 2013-2014 dates will be available in spring 2013.