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Germany, Marburg
Marburg, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: UW-Eau Claire applicants only
Fact Sheet:
2.50 Language of Instruction: German
Year in School: May apply as freshman; must have at least soph. standing by program begin Academic Pre-requisites: Must successfully complete German 201 prior to departure.
Coordinator: Cheryl Lochner-Wright
Program Description:


Are you ready to learn how to use your German skills in the real world?  To understand German culture and history from the inside?  To experience one of the most wonderful university cities in Germany?  Come to Marburg!
Marburg is  home to a world-class university with nearly 20,000 students.  It is the oldest Protestant university in the world and was founded in 1527.

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 have single rooms in university residence halls and can do your own cooking or eat in university cafeterias.

Students will take German classes at the appropriate level. To learn about eligibility requirements and the academic calendar;  click here: Academics - Marburg


  • Meet with a peer adviser about the program.
  • Schedule a general advising appointment with CIE staff by calling 715-836-4411.





Below you will find more information on program costs: Marburg Spring 2017

Sara Nemec, a UW-Eau Claire graduate in German and print journalism, studied at the University of Marburg in 2009. Check out her blog for information and photos of the city:

In my time abroad, I learned as much about myself as I did about language and culture. - Anonymous, Spring 2016

As difficult as it was to be away from home, I wouldn’t take this experience back for anything, even if it was different than what I wanted to be. –Marya, Spring 2013

Studying abroad can be very challenging and stressful at times with the language barriers, different currencies, time zones, and hot, smelly public transportation – but its things like walking past a 600 year old church every day on the way to school, making friends with people from all over the world, and reaching the top of La Sagrada Familia or Neuschwanstein Castle and looking don’t at your view – all of these things make the little everyday hassles completely worth it.  –Nicole N., Spring 2013

I have met students from all over the world, had opportunities that I never imagined that I would have, and even had the opportunity to travel with a friend I met in class where our only common language was German! It was great to be able to put my skills to the test and really learn to embrace trying new things. – Nicole L., Spring 2013

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
Spring 2018 04/03/2017 04/04/2017 TBA TBA
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