About the Baden-Württemberg Exchange
The Baden-Württemberg Exchange offers students an opportunity to earn college
credits in one of Germanys top nine universities. Students spend one full year at any of the universities they choose.
The Baden-Württemberg Exchange originated from a legislative partnership
formed between the State of Connecticut and the German state of Baden-Württemberg
in 1989. The agreement invites all students enrolled in four-year colleges and universities in
Connecticut to study at any institution of higher
learning in Baden-Württemberg. With nine universities from which to choose and a large number of Fachhochschulen and Kunsthochschulen,
students of all disciplines can be accommodated.
The Baden-Württemberg Exchange is a reciprocal exchange program for
participating institutions. This means that the institutions sending
students must be willing to receive students themselves. Students
participating in the program prepay their home institution tuition and fees and
then trade places with another student from the Exchange.
- The BW-Exchange is for undergraduate and graduate students.
Undergraduates are eligible to participate any time after completing the
- Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above and have demonstrated
that they are mature, self-directed learners who will receive the most
satisfaction from experiencing German university life as an insider.
- Students planning to take regular German university course will find
that they can do so with less frustration if they have completed a
minimum of four semesters or more of college-level German.
- Students who have achieved less than intermediate level proficiency in
German can strengthen their language skills in the first semester by
taking intensive language course (20 hours per week) in the Deutsch Als
Fremdsprache program (DAF) at their German university. You can
obtain example of the various DAF programs from the BW-Exchange
- Students who chose the above option can supplement their intensive
German language studies with one or two university courses taught in
English. With the exception of English/American literature and area
studies courses, courses are often taught by visiting professors
from English- speaking countries and vary from one semester to the next.
For more information, please contact Renate Seitz at 860/947-1303 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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