Destinations! Hessen, Germany
International Summer Universities (ISU)
Dates and Sample Academic Subjects (subject to change)
ISU Kassel: approx. June 16 - July 14
- Environmental & Technology Module:
Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change // Environmental Engineering and Integrative Environmental Studies // Earthquake Engineering
- Culture Module:
German History and Politics (in English or German) // German Fairytales // Intercultural Communication
- Intensive German Language Courses
- Exciting cultural activities and excursions
ISU GIESSEN: approx. July 16 – August 13
- Intellectual Property Law and Business in Biotechnology
ISU FULDA: approx. July, 16 – August 13
- Culture and Society: Intercultural Communication, Social Work
- Health and Nutrition: Music Therapy, Stress Management, Public Health
- German Language and Culture
- Workshops in the fields of German Cooking, Dancing, Sports, Theatre
- Exciting Activities and Excursions to Berlin, Munich and Heidelberg
ISU FRANKFURT: approx. July 15 – August 10
- "European Solutions to a Global Crises?" - Discover the European Union with a view to Business – Finance – Politics
- Join the ISU Frankfurt: Choose between seven different seminars related to European Economics, Culture and Politics
- Learn German with professional German language teachers
- Explore the European Union by visiting European institutions
- Discover Germany, visit the Rhine River Valley, Heidelberg and Munich
- Meet students with common interests from all over the world!
ISU MARBURG: approx. July 21 – August 17
- "Peace and Conflict. Near and Middle East – A European Perspective"
Are you interested in studying in Germany but not able to speak German? Consider participating in one of five International Summer Universities in the German State of Hessen. All five programs offer credit in German language courses at various levels. In addition, participants on each program select a 3-credit seminar course taught in English; topics and program dates vary depending on the University. This is a great experience and a great deal!
Go to the Applications page to find out how to get an application.
For details on each of the Hessen opportunities see the appropriate website:
All college students in with a minimum GPA of 2.5 may apply, regardless of their major/minor. Our Hessen partners prefer a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. A strong academic and or vocational interest in the topics offered at the selected ISU will greatly advance your chances for acceptance.
Approximately $2250-2750.00. This program includes the academic program, housing, some meals, excursions, UW-System insurance and social and cultural programming. UWSP students DO NOT pay Euro program fee listed on program websites; what you pay to the UWSP International Programs Office covers all included items. Cost does not include international airfare, personal spending money, meals (that are not included in program fee) and your passport. Contact UWSP International Programs to register. Financial Aid students are usually eligible for more loan funds to help pay for their study abroad program. (As applications are vetted through the current headquarters for the Wisconsin-Hessen exchange, UW-Oshkosh, you will also need pay a procession fee to UW-Oshkosh AFTER you have been tentatively accepted by UWSP.)
Classes and Credits
International Studies 391 for 3 credits and Foreign Language 100 for 2 credits -- 5 credits in total are awarded.; In some cases, students can arrange to receive credit in other academic fields; please see the Director, or Associate Director, of UWSP International programs for details.
Up to ten weeks before the start of the program, all fees except the initial deposit will be refunded for withdrawal. After that time, airline and housing cancellation charges will be assessed. If the program must be canceled, all fees will be refunded. Because exchange rates and airline prices fluctuate, International Programs reserves the right to cancel, surcharge, or alter the program. No refund is available after departure
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