Academic Year in Freiburg
This consortial program with the Universities of Wisconsin-Madison, Michigan, and Michigan State offers students the opportunity to improve fluency in the German language while taking a blend of program classes and regular German university classes. One of the many benefits to this program is that the University of Iowa German Department will accept credit for seven upper-level courses, instead of the typical five. Additionally, courses taken through the Freiburg program count as resident credit, making it an especially appealing option. For more information, visit the AYF Consortium web site and talk to a study abroad advisor.
University of Dortmund Exchange
Take a semester or year abroad in Germany’s metropolitan heartland! The University of Dortmund exchange offers UI students a unique blend of courses that combine language and culture lessons with academic work in their major and minor subjects. For more information, visit The University of Dortmund's website and talk to a study abroad advisor.
International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)
ISEP is a multilateral exchange program involving hundreds of universities around the world, several of which are in Germany and Switzerland. The University of Iowa is a member of ISEP. Participating on an ISEP exchange program requires a high level of language proficiency and an independent, confident attitude. For more information, schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor.
This program runs on the U.S. academic calendar, so it is possible to go for a fall or spring term. They also have a summer program, making the Lüneburg program ideal for those students working with time constraints. For more information, visit USAC's website and talk to a study abroad advisor.
IES European Union Program
The IES EU program is located in Freiburg, Germany and follows the regular U.S. academic calendar, making it possible to go for either in the fall or spring semester. English is the language of instruction, but the program also offers an intensive German class at the appropriate level of German language proficiency. The IES EU program is well-suited for students majoring in Political Science, Economics, and International Studies, among other majors. For more information, visit IES Abroad's website and talk to a study abroad advisor.
Vienna Exchange Program
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien offers more than 2,000 courses taught in German, and also features a business track of classes taught in English. Students with intermediate-level German proficiency can take intensive German language courses while pursuing business classes taught in English. The exchange program is particularly suitable for business majors and for German majors pursuing a Certificate in International Business.