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Study Abroad Programs with German Studies

I have been studying [German] language and culture for 7 years and never have I had such an appreciation for it until after studying abroad. This semester affected the way I think of my future. Now, I want to incorporate German into my studies, and I am considering switching my focus from Russian literature to translation, in part, due to the translation course I took at Erfurt.

Russian and German Double Major '16, Erfurt University, Germany, Spring 2015


Germany - Erfurt University, Erfurt (EX)

  • Semesters: Spring, Academic year.
  • Language: German, English.
  • Prereqs: 2 years college German, previous coursework relative to the understanding of Germany. 
  • Housing: Dormitory.
  • Details: Intensive German language at beginning of term; university courses in social sciences, humanities, German as a second language with disciplinary focus; no natural sciences; some courses taught partially or fully in English at this bi-lingual university; study with local students; few non-native German speakers in Erfurt; region is historically rich with archives, museums and study centers; travel opportunities in Germany and Central Europe.
  • Scholarships: Available for study in Germany. See the Scholarships page on the OIE Study Abroad website.
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Lower.

Germany -ISEP - Philipps University, Marburg (D or EX)

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring.
  • Language: German, English.
  • Prereqs: 2.75 GPA.
  • Housing: Single Dormitory room. ISEP Exchange includes stipend for meal plan.
  • Details: No previous German language is required for this intensive German language program available for all levels. Choose additional electives from a selection of regular university courses taught in English. ISEP-Direct program includes excursions to Berlin and other exciting, important historical sites as well as special evening lectures on cultural topics.
  • Non-Tuition Educational Expenses: Lower.


  • D: Direct enrollment in a university as a visiting student.
  • Ex: Enrollment in a university as an exchange student.
  • P: Provider program. Program organized for students attending U.S. colleges and universities.

Non-tuition educational expenses: 

Cost of room and board compared to Beloit College. Other expenses to consider:  airfare, local transportation, visas, health insurance, immunizations, books, student activity fees, recreational travel and other activities. 

  • Higher: Up to $2,000 more than Beloit College room and board for one semester.
  • Significantly Higher: $2,001 or more above Beloit College room and board.

Last Updated: 08/2016