The Baden-Württemberg Exchange is customized to fit the individual EUROBIZ student’s needs.
It is important to note that students attending Baden-Württemberg’s universities have access to classes in their specific fields of study, such as business courses, as well as Deutsch als Fremdsprache (DaF = German as a Foreign Language) courses aimed at strengthening international students' German language skills.
For EUROBIZ students, the program consists of two modules to enhance each student’s experience:
- one semester of academic studies at a the University of Mannheim,
- an internship with a company in Baden-Württemberg.
The cost of the Baden-Württemberg Exchange is approximately the same as one year or semester of study at UConn. Most exchange participants are awarded a scholarship to help cover airfare and living expenses. For further information, please contact the UConn Education Abroad Office at (860) 486-5022 or follow the link http://abroad.uconn.edu.
EUROBIZ students are automatically part of the Baden-Württemberg Exchange Program. This program provides opportunities for students from all disciplines to receive credit for studies at institutions in Connecticut’s partner-state of Baden-Württemberg.
Baden-Württemberg (or: The Länd) is the home of some of Europe’s oldest and finest universities: Heidelberg, Freiburg, Tübingen, Konstanz, Mannheim, Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, Hohenheim and Ulm.
The University of Mannheim is home to Germany’s #1 business program. Heidelberg is the oldest German university (started in 1386), and, like Freiburg and Tübingen, has outstanding programs in the humanities, sciences, and medicine. They rank among the top universities in the country in a number of categories. Stuttgart and Karlsruhe are technical universities (comparable to MIT) with excellent business programs.
With a population of 10 million, Baden-Württemberg is the third largest of 16 German states and one of the most prosperous regions in Germany. It is the center of major industries and home to internationally leading automotive (Mercedes, Porsche), electrical (Bosch), chemical and biomedical companies.