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Frankfurt Exchange Program

Fast Facts

Sessions Offered:

Fall, Spring, Academic Year

Location:

Frankfurt, Germany

Credit:

Transfer

Eligibility:

At least 2 years university level German or equivalent, good academic standing, relevant academic background.

Application Due:

11/1 for Spring; 3/1 for Fall or Academic Year

Program Cost:

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The University of Iowa and Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität have established a reciprocal exchange program which allows undergraduate students to study for an academic year or the spring semester in Frankfurt, Germany. The exchange program is particularly suitable for business students and for German majors pursuing a Certificate in International Business.

Academic Program

The program is through the Department of Economics and Business Administration, which offers a wide range of lectures and seminars. The course load per semester for UI exchange students is three lectures plus exercises or two lectures plus exercises and one seminar. The language of instruction is German. A month-long orientation and intensive German language program is available at no fee for students needing additional language preparation. Credits and grades earned at Johann Wolfgang Universität will be transferred to the University of Iowa.

Program Dates

The German academic calendar differs significantly from the American. “Winter Semester” runs from mid-October through February. “Sommer Semester” runs from April through July. It is not possible to study during the Winter Semester and return to Iowa City for spring classes here.

For More Information

Kerby Boschee, Advisor & Program Coordinator
Office for Study Abroad
The University of Iowa
1111 University Capitol Centre
Iowa City, IA 52242
319.335.0353
kerby-boschee@uiowa.edu

Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität

The Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität was founded in 1914 as a city university. Since 1970 it has been under the jurisdiction of the State of Hessen. It is organized into 21 departments, the largest ones being: Economics and Business Administration, Medical Science, Liberal Arts, and Law. Enrollment is about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Frankfurt Am Main

Frankfurt, a city of over 600,000 with an international and cosmopolitan flair, is the most important banking and stock trading center on the continent. The location of the campus and an excellent system of public transportation make it easy for students to enjoy the tradition, art and culture of the city. Since Frankfurt is a transportation hub, with the busiest airport, train station and autobahn exchange in Central Europe, students travel wherever they choose with little difficulty.

Germany

The Federal Republic of Germany has the world’s fourth largest economy, and is the second largest importer and the third largest exporter of goods. The country has developed a very high standard of living and a comprehensive system of social security. Germany has been the home of many influential scientists and inventors, and is known for its cultural and political history.

Living Arrangements

Students are responsible for their own housing (dorm rooms are available). Assistance locating suitable housing is provided in Germany.

Travel Arrangements

Students make their own travel arrangement with advice and coaching from Study Abroad.

Local Transportation

Frankfurt enjoys excellent public transportation (busses, S-Bahn, U-Bahn, and trams). Bicycles are also a popular means of navigating the city. They can be rented for 15 euro per day.

Eligibility

At least 2 years university level German or equivalent, good academic standing, relevant academic background.

For additional information contact Study Abroad or the Undergraduate Program Office, Tippie College of Business, C-140 Pappajohn Business Building, 335-1037.

Costs

Because this is an exchange program, UI students pay their regular UI tuition plus a study abroad administrative fee, and then study in Frankfurt without further fees assessed. Students are responsible for their living expenses and transportation.

How to Apply

Schedule an appointment with the coordinator of the Frankfurt exchange to determine whether this program is right for you.

Application Deadline

March 1 for Academic Year; Nov. 1 for spring semester.

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1111 University Capitol Centre
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1802
USA

Phone: (319) 335-0353
Fax: (319) 335-0343
E-mail: study-abroad@uiowa.edu

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1111 University Capitol Centre
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1802
USA

Phone: (319) 335-0353
Fax: (319) 335-0343
E-mail: study-abroad@uiowa.edu