USA

Large, modern cities, sprawling suburbs, and small, rural villages; tradition and innovation; Hollywood stars and unsung heroes; Native Americans and immigrants from all corners of the world; conservatives and liberals and everyone in between; an individualistic society in which people have a strong sense of obligation to community; a deeply patriotic people trying to understand both their relationship to each other and their role in the world. 

The United States is home to a complex, diverse society that is both fascinating and puzzling. Leibniz Universität Hannover's U.S. partner universities reflect this diversity, ranging from small, private liberal arts colleges to large, public research universities. A study abroad experience in the U.S., whether for a traditional semester of study, an internship, or a thesis, offers an unforgettable opportunity to discover this fascinating country for yourself.

 

What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom "to" and freedom "from"
Marilyn vos Savant

Partner Universities: At Leibniz Universität Hannover's U.S. partner universities, there is the possibility of study, research and practical stays of varying duration. Possibilities include, one-semester study stays (tuition-free), summer school programs, research stays of at least four weeks duration for the preparation of a student research project or thesis, internships in institutes and research facilities, language assistance and doctoral studies are possible.

International Student Exchange Program (ISEP): LUH is a member of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), a consortium of more than 200 universities worldwide. Through this consortium, LUH students can spend a tuition-free semester abroad at one of more than 140 universities in North America or Oceania. The program is open to students from all bachelor's and master's programs at Leibniz Universität Hannover.

Freemover: As a "Freemover" you organize your stay abroad outside of an exchange program. Here you have a very wide choice of universities but since there is no exchange contract with LUH, you have to pay the tuition fees. You can apply directly to foreign universities or through an organization such as World of Students, GoStralia-GoAmerica, International Education Centre, and College Contact.

Internship Abroad: In addition, there is the possibility to do an internship abroad in the USA. For information on this, please make an advising appointment with Mr. Stephen Sechrist. Undergraduate or graduate teaching students can do a teaching internship at a university in the U.S. through the Foreign Language Assistance Program of the Fulbright Commission.


Partner Universities

Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota

Concordia College is a private "liberal arts college" founded in 1891 with approximately 3,000 students in Moorhead, Minnesota, USA. Students of the Faculty of Business and Economics and the English Department of Leibniz University can take both bachelor's and master's courses at this university. A study abroad program can be completed between the end of August and mid-December (fall semester), and mid-January - mid-May (spring semester). Application is possible from the second semester onwards. 

Language requirements: TOEFL (71), IELTS (5.5) Duolingo (95), more English Proficiency | Concordia College

 

 

Drury University, Springfield, Missouri

Founded in 1873, Drury University is a private "liberal arts university" with approximately 4,200 students in Springfield, Missouri, USA. Leibniz University students from the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Planning, and the Faculty of Economics can take both bachelor's and master's courses at this university. Study abroad is possible between the end of August and mid-December (fall semester), and mid-January - mid-May (spring semester). Application is possible from the second semester.

 

Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan

The Public Research University in Houghton, Michigan, USA was founded in 1885 and is attended by approximately 7,000 students. Leibniz University students can take both bachelor's and master's courses offered at Michigan Technological University. A study abroad program can be completed between late August and mid-December (fall semester), and mid-January - mid-May (spring semester) for a maximum of 1 semester. Application is possible from the second semester.

 

Northeastern University, Boston, Massachussetts

Northeastern University is a private university founded in 1898 with approximately 19,500 students in Boston, Massachussetts, USA. Students of life science, molecular microbiology and plant biology can take both bachelor's and master's courses at this university. Study abroad is possible in the fall semester, as well as spring semester for a maximum of 1 semester. Application is possible from the second semester onwards.

 
Language requirements: CAE (C1), Duolingo (130 - 140), IELTS (7.0 - 8.0), PTE (68 - 76), TOEFL (99 - 108)

Note: Application for the program is through the Faculty of Science. For information about this program, please contact Dr. Thomas Reinard or Prof. Traud Winkelmann.

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Purdue University is a public university founded in 1869 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Students from all faculties and programs can take both bachelor's and master's courses. Study abroad is available in the fall semester, as well as spring semester for a maximum of 1 semester. Application is possible from the second semester onwards.

Language requirements: TOEFL (80 or 88 depending on the college), IELTS (6.5), Duolingo (110)

Note: At Purdue University you can also complete a double degree in Mechanical Engineering.

University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

The University of Georgia is a public university founded in 1785 in Athens, Georgia. Students with the subject combination English and German Studies can take bachelor courses here. Study abroad is available in the fall semester, as well as spring semester for a maximum of 1 semester. Application is possible from the second semester on.

Language certificate: TOEFL (80), IELTS (6.5), Duolingo (105)

Note: If you are interested in studying abroad at the University of Georgia, please contact Prof. Dr. phil. Gabriele Diewald and Mrs. Zlata Liwschin:

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska

The University of Nebraska, Lincoln is a public university founded in 1869 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Students from all faculties and programs can take both bachelor's and master's courses. Study abroad is available in the fall semester, as well as spring semester for a maximum of 1 semester. Application is possible from the second semester.

Language requirements: TOEFL (79), IELTS (6.5), Duolingo (110)

University of North Carolina Wilmington, North Carolina

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is a public university founded in 1947 in Wilmington, North Carolina. Students from all faculties and programs can take both bachelor's and master's courses. Study abroad is available in the fall semester, as well as spring semester for a maximum of 1 semester.

Language Proficiency: TOEFL (71), IELTS (6), Duolingo (95), PTE (54), iTEP (3.7).

Partner Universities
  • Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington (UNCW)
Partner Universities on a faculty level
  • Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
  • Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Drury University, Springfield, Missouri

Expenses

The total cost for a stay in the USA is approximately € 6,000 - 10,000.

These costs include accommodation, meals and flights.

This calculation applies to both ISEP and a stay at a partner university.

  • Tuition fees: Waived because of the exchange agreement.
  • Living expenses: € 8,000 - 10,000

Application for a semester abroad in the USA


Additional Information



Regional Coordinator North America and Oceania, ISEP Coordination

Stephen James Sechrist
Administrative/Technical Staff
Address
Welfengarten 1A
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
232
Address
Welfengarten 1A
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
232