The University of Wisconsin System and the 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 one of four International Summer Universities (ISUs). The ISU is jointly hosted by Goethe University and the University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt am Main.
Frankfurt is a large, multicultural city that offers many opportunities for students to explore and connect with German culture. Since the Middle Ages, the former free city of Frankfurt on the Main River, where Europe's trading routes crossed and the German emperors were crowned, has developed into one of the most important European financial and trading centres.
Today, 368 banks, including the European Central Bank and about 230 foreign banks, and the world's fourth largest stock exchange channel the flow of money here. Everyday life here is international and multilingual, given that almost every third person in Frankfurt holds a non-German passport! The Frankfurt Fair, the oldest in the world, is also a global actor: be it the Book Fair, Music Fair or Car Show, fairs attract almost 2.7 million visitors to Frankfurt in peak years. You will find the flair of a manageable mini-metropolis in the heart of Europe.
HOUSING & MEALS
You will live in single rooms in a university residence hall and receive a meal subsidy for one meal/day in the university cafeteria. You can purchase other meals there or cook in the residence hall kitchen.
Students ca choose between two different study tracks tailored specifically for international students which include courses in Business. To learn about eligibility requirements, academic offerings, and the academic calendar; click here: Academics - ISU Frankfurt
Below you will find more information on program costs: Summer 2014
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.
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View online info session “First Steps to Study Abroad”.
On campus the university's cultural program provides many opportunities for you to connect with your host country. Past events have included a tour of the European Central Bank and a cooking class. Distinguished guest speakers will also lecture in the evenings on various topics pertaining to Germany. You may wish to visit one the many restaurants, cafes or pubs to practice your language skills and try authentic German cuisine.
The university offers several excursions in and around Frankfurt on the weekends and during free time. Past destinations have included Luxembourg, the Rhine Valley and Heidelberg, often regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Germany.
HOW TO APPLY:
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.