UT has exchange agreements with universities in Germany and Scandinavia. The Department also runs an annual faculty-led summer program at the University of Würzburg. Additional opportunities for study in Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland can be found at UT’s Study Abroad Office. Read more about one student's experience here.
Summer Study in WürzburgThe aim of this ten-week program is to enable American students to learn about German and European history, politics, economic life and culture firsthand in Germany. The program provides the possibility to earn 6 to 9 University of Texas college credits in a ten-week course of study. It is conducted both parallel to and integrated with the regular German university semester. This way, the participants are exposed to the normal workings of a German university and to German student life.
The program offers second-year German (GER 612; 6 credits). Students thus can fulfill their UT language requirement by attending the program. More advanced students also can take upper-division composition and conversation (3 credits for either GER 330C or for GER 379). In addition, lectures on History, Politics, Literature and Art History are conducted in English. Completion of four semesters of college German (completion of GER 312L or GER 612) is a prerequisite for participation. (Read more about the Würzburg Program.)
Semester or year-long study in Europe:The Department encourages students to study for at least one semester abroad. UT has exchange agreements with the following universities. This means that students pay UT tuition to attend these institutions and earn in-residence UT credit. Search at the Study Abroad Office for various opportunities to study abroad using German or one of the Scandinavian languages. Programs include:
- University of Erfurt
- University of Freiburg
- European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder
- University of Würzburg
- University of Goeteborg
- University of Lund
- University of Uppsala
- Aarhus University
- University of Copenhagen
- University of Vienna
- Maymester Abroad