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Germany, Hessen-Wisconsin Exchange
Darmstadt, Germany; Frankfurt, Germany; Fulda, Germany; Giessen, Germany; Kassel, Germany; Marburg, Germany; Offenbach, Germany; Wiesbaden, Germany (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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


The Hessen-Wisconsin exchange offers the opportunity to become an exchange student at one of twelve universities in Hessen. You can study in German if you choose, but there are also opportunities to study in English in several disciplines, including business and social work. If you are an independent student,  this exchange gives you the opportunity to truly immerse yourself in the life of a German university student.

Course selection, academic calendars, orientations and other practical information can be quite different at each institution in Hessen. Each Hessen institution has its own website, please visit for program specific options.


The University of Wisconsin System and twelve universities in the German state of Hessen are partnered in a unique, state-to-state exchange program. Through this program, UW-Eau Claire students may attend universities and/or Fachhochschulen (universities of applied science) in: Darmstadt, Frankfurt, Fulda, Giessen, Kassel, Marburg, Offenbach am Main, or Wiesbaden.

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Housing options vary by campus, but in general, 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.


Depending on the choice of location, students can choose between a variety of courses; some offered in English and others in German. To learn about eligibility requirements, academic offerings, and the academic calendar;  click here: Academics - Hessen

View of Marburg


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


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:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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