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To apply, you must be a currently-enrolled, degree-seeking undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You need to be in good standing (academic, financial and conduct) and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure. 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.

You can find information on Uni Graz courses on-line at

Many course you can take in Graz have already been evaluated for UW-Eau Claire credit. To find courses that have been evaluated for Karl-Franzens-Universitat Graz, you will go to the Transfer Wizard site here:

• Choose Austria, then click "Search"
• Click on the link "Karl-Franzens-Universitat Graz" when it appears
• Click "Search" again. All Karl-Franzens-Universitat Graz courses that have been evaluated for UWEC credit will appear in alphabetical order by the Karl-Franzens-Universitat Graz School Course Number.
• If the Karl-Franzens-Universitat Graz course does not appear on the list, it has not yet been evaluated for UWEC credit.
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.

For students in catalog years through 2015-2016, this program fulfills the Foreign Culture requirement upon successful program completion. The requirement is not automatically applied: please email Degree Review at after completion of the program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A. or B.M degree in the College of Arts & Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirement. See the university catalog for details.)

For students in catalog years 2016 and later, this program can fulfill an integrated learning (I1) requirement upon completion of the integrated learning assignments.  Email  for details.

All German majors and minors who wish to be certified to teach German must complete an appropriate period of language immersion in residence in a country in which the language is spoken.  As long as your coursework is in German, this program meets the language immersion requirement.

The Graz exchange is for a semester or an academic year. Fall semester technically runs from early September to the end of January, but most professors will allow exchange students to take exams early and be done before the Christmas break.  However, the College of Business and Economics does NOT allow early exams; you cannot take business courses in the fall semester if you need to be back at UWEC for spring.  Spring semester begins in early February and runs to late June. There is a break at Christmas and Easter. You can find 2015-2016 dates on the Uni Graz home page. 2016-2017 dates will be available in spring 2016.

updated 11/17/15, clw

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