Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

German Study Abroad Opportunities

The German faculty at Hanover College encourages all German and German Studies majors and minors participate in a study abroad program.


German 227 is taught in a German-speaking country and will be offered every other year. Upcoming destinations could include Berlin, Heidelberg, Leipzig, and surrounding cities. Future locations will include Austria and Switzerland. The course is taught by Hanover College faculty and there will be opportunities to connect with the local community, including German tandem partners for conversation practice.


The next GER 227 - Off Campus Conversation course will take place in May 2022! Prerequisite GER 218. More details to come soon. For questions or to express your interest in the course, please email Dr. Smith at


This semester-long study abroad allows Hanover students to spend an entire academic semester off-campus taking courses which can be counted toward a Hanover College degree. You may take 2 credits toward the German or German Studies Major or Minor. Students who participate in the Marburg exchange program may apply 100% of their financial aid to that program.

Marburg University


Marburg is an old university town located in central Germany, about one hour north of Frankfurt, with a population of about 80,000 of which 18 000 are students. Marburg's medieval charm has remained unchanged over the centuries and the town is especially attractive to students who seek a genuine atmosphere of learning and normal life in modern Germany. Philipps-Universität was founded in 1527 as the first university with an exclusively Protestant theological faculty. Marburg's St. Elisabeth Kirche, the first Gothic cathedral on German soil, was built in the 13th century. Towering over the city is a castle, which is now used by the university. Hanover exchange students would enroll in Marburg's summer semester (April through July). In the month prior to the semester, they would participate in an intensive one-month German language course in order to increase the quality of their experience during the academic term. All courses will be taught in German. For more information you can visit the University's web page at

Additional Study Abroad options

Daad Grants and Scholarships

The best way to learn German is to spend time in Germany. Take a look at the grant opportunities below to further your studies of the German language.

DAAD RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)

  • For Students in Science and Engineering with German knowledge
  • The DAAD offers RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) scholarships for students after their sophomore year to participate in an internship in Germany. German language skills are not required for most positions but would be helpful to manage everyday life outside of the laboratory. The working language will generally be English.
  • Application Deadline: December 15th
  • More Info:

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Most of Hanover's Fulbright recipients have been German Minors or Majors!

IUSP - International Undergraduate Study Program, Fall Term, September - December

  • Intense German Course prior to start of semester
  • Choose from numerous courses offered in English
  • Cultural Program (excursions, lectures, etc.)
  • More info:

The UAS7 (German Universities of Applied Sciences)


Study Abroad Photo Gallery

Professor Susanne Taylor with students in Ansbach, Germany during spring term 2016

Former Hanover College Professor Susanne Taylor with her students at Ansbach (Spring 2016)

Professor Susanne Taylor with her students at the Reichstag

Students at the Reichstag in Berlin, with former Hanover College Professor Susanne Taylor.

Last updated on 1/18/21.