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Academics - Marburg
Marburg, Germany Academics

To apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking, undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You need to be in good academic standing, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5, and have at least completed German 201 or its equivalent (the third-semester university German language course) prior to departure.  You must maintain full-time enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure.

If you have completed GERM 201, you will earn:
German 202 (4 credits)
German 313 (3 credits)
German 314 (3 credits)
German 340* (3 credits)

3 credits of upper-level (300-) German electives

If you have completed GERMAN 202, you will earn:
German 313 (3 credits)
German 314 (3 credits)
German 340* (3 credits)
6 credits of upper-level (300-) German electives

*Upon return, German minors may fill out a petition to substitute German 340 taken in Marburg for German 363, which is a requirement for the minor.

Equivalencies for students, who have already taken 300 level courses at UW-Eau Claire will be established on a case-by-case basis. [314 may be retaken for credit.]  Please consult a German faculty member to discuss your specific situation.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will earn 15-16 credits. The program also fulfills the UW-Eau Claire foreign culture requirement.

This program fulfills the complete Foreign Culture requirement upon successful completion.  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.)

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.  This program meets the language immersion requirement.

The program, which runs approximately from the first week of January to the last week of May, is divided into three parts. You will take one comprehensive language course for approximately six weeks, have a week of vacation, take another comprehensive language course for a second period of six weeks, then have another week of vacation.  In the third part of the program, you will complete a comprehensive literature and reading course.  The program is supplemented by an online component, taught via D2L, directed by a professor from UW-Eau Claire or UW-Stevens Point.

updated 2/12/15, clw