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Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

German Study Abroad Opportunities

The German faculty at Hanover College recommends that all German Studies minors participate in a study abroad program.

German 227 is taught in Ansbach/Germany every other year. While in Ansbach, you will live with a German family and have lots of opportunities to visit the surrounding sights. The courses in Ansbach are taught by Hanover College German professors,and Ansbach will be the hub of your travels throughout Germany. Ansbach is located in Franconian Northern Bavaria between Nürnberg and Würzburg. It has a population of 55,000 and is popular for its friendly atmosphere. The official website gives more details about this interesting city and its surrounding: www.ansbach.de

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

Professor Susanne Taylor with her students at Ansbach (spring 2016)

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 2 credits toward the German Studies 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 http://www.uni-marburg.de/