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BCA Marburg, Germany

WHY BCA MARBURG
• Spend the semester studying abroad in two countries! You will start in Vienna, Austria for an eight-week course focusing on developing your German language skills. Then transition to Marburg, Germany to enroll in courses with local students at Philipps-Universität, a renowned research and teaching university founded nearly five centuries ago. 
• Apply to live in Marburg’s Schloss Castle, which rests atop a hill that overlooks the city, with a community of local students. Practice your German language as you share meals, games of billiards and celebrations.
• Tailor your experience to your interests and needs by taking advantage of opportunities such as an education internship, joining the Lahn Model UN program or taking courses at the Center for Conflict Studies.

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS
Your BCA Marburg Resident Director will meet you in Vienna to orient you to the city and connect you to the many cultural events and activities available. In Marburg, your RD will be there to show you all the local landmarks and cultural hotspots. Together you will also visit other locations in the area. The BCA excursion may vary by semester, but in the past included a weekend excursion to the cities of Salzburg, Austria and Frankfurt, Germany to take in the Alpine scenery, spend an evening at the Opera and experience the difference between the thick but melodic Austrian German dialect and the quick but nevertheless relatively easy to understand variant of German spoken in Hesse.

ACADEMICS
In Vienna, you’ll attend Internationales Kulturinstitut Wien (IKI) for eight weeks with students from all over the world focused on improving their German language skills. In Marburg, you’ll enroll at Philipps-Universität, an internationally renowned institution with a variety of course offerings across many departments, including life sciences, Middle East studies, psychology and geography. If you have an advanced level of German, you can take Philipps and BCA courses taught entirely in German. If your German is not as advanced, you can take BCA courses designed for our students and choose from select courses taught in English at Philipps.

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
In addition to meeting students through your courses and housing, you can get to know local students by joining a club sports team or one of the many student organizations. Many students have also pursued their passion for music by becoming involved in the rich music scenes of Vienna and Marburg. Past students have even been able to play with local orchestras!  You can also volunteer at local social service agencies such as a refugee center, a senior assistance agency or a hospital to connect with local organizations.
Scholarships available-Visit the BCA Study Abroad website for more information and to apply for scholarships!

Qualifications

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Subjects:

  • Archaeology
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • History
  • International Business
  • German Language Literature and Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Biology (General)
  • Chemistry
  • Media and Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • European Studies
  • Humanities
  • International Relations
  • Languages / Linguistics
  • Peace Studies
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Arabic
  • Chinese Language
  • Ecology
  • film studies
  • Finance
  • International Affairs/Relations
  • International Finance
  • Japanese
  • Mathematics
  • Media (Radio
  • TV
  • & Film)
  • Tv And Media Production
  • Music
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Physics
  • Spanish
  • Theology
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Urban Planning
  • Visual Arts

Required Languages:

German

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