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  • Locations: Darmstadt, Germany; Frankfurt (Main), Germany; Fulda, Germany; Giessen, Germany; Kassel, Germany; Marburg, Germany; TU Darmstadt, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UWM applicants only
  • Cost Information: Summer
  • Past Course Equivalency Approvals
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange Language of Instruction: English, German
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Apartment (shared), Residence Hall
Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 2 - Soph, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior Click here for a definition of this term Internship Possible: Maybe
Program Length: Short-Term Language Requirement: No
Credits: 3, 6 Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Coordinator: Yomarie Castellano
Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: UWM Areas of Study: Business Administration, Communication, Economics, Engineering and Applied Science, German, History, Information Studies, Peace Studies, Political Science, Social Work
Program Description:
NOTE: While you are considering in-person study abroad experience, we encourage you to explore virtual international opportunities due to travel restrictions caused by COVID-19. It is difficult to predict when in-person experiences will be available and we don’t want you to miss out on a valuable international experience that will prepare you for the globalized virtual world that awaits you upon graduation.

 Earn academic credit and use your financial aid.

Click here for more details or call 414-229-4846 to discuss further.

Program Description Hessen ISU
The Hessen-Wisconsin exchange is a broad consortium of participating universities in the University of Wisconsin System and institutions of higher education in Hessen.

Hessen and Wisconsin are sister-states. One manifestation of this relationship is the Hessen-Wisconsin exchange which allows any UW students to attend any university or fachhochschule in Hessen, and vice versa, providing a wide variety of academic, extracurricular and living options for students from both states.

In addition to excellent study and research opportunities at some of Germany's leading universities, Hessen has a diverse and picturesque countryside, is full of culture and history and at the same time is vibrant and modern. Half-timbered houses, medieval churches and castles from childhood fairy tales alternate with modern cosmopolitan cities like Frankfurt, Hessen's major international financial hub.

Several of the Hessen universities and fachhochschule also offer International Summer Universities (ISUs) on varying topics. These are great options for students who want to get to know Germany but cannot commit a whole semester or year. No German skills are required!

Dates vary and will depend on the program you wish to attend.
Typically the summer programs run anytime between June - August. 

Program Fee
Please see the top of the program page for cost information. Click on the term you are interested in and you will be directed to a budget sheet that contains program fees and other important financial information.

Students pay UWM tuition, CIE administrative fees and mandatory health insurance fees directly to UWM. These fees are posted to students' PAWS accounts. The fees include academic fees, German language courses, cultural program and excursions, accommodation during the program dates, German health, accident and liability insurance, public transportation in the program location. Students are responsible for directly paying for food and other living expenses in their host country. Please visit the UWM study abroad "Fees & Policies" page for details about program fees.

Academic Program

Six Hessen International Summer Universities (ISU) take place in Darmstadt, Frankfurt, Fulda, Giessen, Kassel and Marburg.

The four-week summer study programs consist of:
  • Seminars and lectures in English as well as in German focusing on current European and German topics such as economics, politics, society, culture and science
  • Intensive German language courses at all levels beginner/intermediate/advanced
  • Extensive cultural and excursion program
  • Credits are awarded for the successful completion 
Each ISU has its own thematic focus. Please visit the ISU-website for details.

Housing and Meals
Double occupancy in the host program accommodation is included in the fee. Students are responsible for their own meals. Most, if not all, campuses have dining halls that offer good food at low, government-subsidized prices.

Scholarships and Grants
Financial aid, scholarships and grants may be used for our programs. Based on eligibility, students may apply for any scholarship either through our office or elsewhere.

For a general list of study abroad scholarships and grants, visit our webpage:

We encourage students to search widely for other scholarships that can be applied to their study abroad program.

Application Requirements & Deadline
The application deadline is March 1, 2020.

This program requires an online application and other required documents found as part of the online application; a $100 application fee; and a valid passport.

Applying for a Passport
Passports need to be valid for at least six months past the program's end date. The CIE Study Abroad office strongly recommends that you expedite your passport application. Information on how to apply for a passport can be found here.

This program is currently not accepting applications.