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Germany, Hessen-Wisconsin Exchange
Marburg, Germany (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: UW-Eau Claire applicants only
Fact Sheet:
3.0 Language of Instruction: German, German and/or English
Year in School: For study in English or to take only German as a Foreign Lang classes, may apply as freshman., For study in German, may apply as sophomore, must have jr. standing by program begin. Academic Pre-requisites: To study in German, must completed 5 sem. university-level German before departure.
Coordinator: Cheryl Lochner-Wright
Program Description:
Hessen Germany


UW-Eau Claire is currently sending students to Philipps University Marburg through the Hessen-Wisconsin exchange.   If you are an independent student,  this exchange gives you the opportunity to truly immerse yourself in the life of a German university student.


Near the center of Germany, about an hour north of Frankfurt by train, Marburg is both a thoroughly old and thoroughly modern city.  Founded around 1140, with a perfectly preserved medieval and Renaissance Altstadt (old city center),  Marburg is culturally and economically vibrant and is considered to be a safe place to live and study. 


You will live in a single room in a University residence hall. There are bathrooms, showers, and a kitchen on each floor. Inexpensive meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) are available in the university cafeteria ("Mensa"), or you can shop and cook for yourself in the residence hall. The kitchen tends to be a general gathering place for everyone on the floor, so if you cook for yourself, you'll have the chance to meet other students in a small setting.


You can take regular university classes in German or enroll in the International Undergraduate Studies Program that offers a variety of classes in English or German.  To learn about eligibility requirements and the academic calendar;  Academics - Hessen

View of Marburg


Below you will find more information on program costs:  Hessen Exchange Fall 2016,  Hessen IUSP Fall 2016Hessen Exchange Spring 2017, Hessen IUSP Spring 2017


Coming into Marburg is like entering a fairy tale: narrow streets, ancient buildings, a castle are just a few things that add to this environment. The University has great professors and offered me the chance to study with German students. What I've learned here will benefit my German and business majors, and I also know that I have life-long friends in Germany. John L.

This is a self-directed program, and because of that, I feel that I was able to gain more from the experience.  Studying on my own at the University of Kassel has not only allowed me to significantly strengthen my German language abilities, but also to become a stronger, more independent person.  Lara S.



• Meet with a peer adviser about the program. Check the link to see which programs have peer advisers this semester.
• Schedule a general advising appointment with CIE staff by calling 715-836-4411.


To apply, read the application instructions on the How to Apply Page. Then return to this program brochure page, and click the 'apply now' button at the top of the page


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 11/15/2016 11/16/2016 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2017 11/15/2016 11/16/2016 TBA TBA
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