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From June to August, Hessen International Summer Universities (ISUs) take place at various universities throughout Hessen. Each ISU program offers a four-week course focused on a specific topic. The ISUs also integrate German language as well as excursions and cultural activities into the programming.

Academics

From June to August, Hessen International Summer Universities (ISUs) take place at various universities throughout Hessen. Each ISU program offers a four-week course focused on a specific topic. The ISUs also integrate German language as well as excursions and cultural activities into the programming. Marquette students are eligible to study at the Giessen or Marburg ISU in 2014. Both the Marburg and Giessen campuses offer German language courses at various levels. In addition, they offer the following specific topics:
Marburg - “Europe and the Middle East in Transition"
Giessen - “Intellectual Property and Biotechnology - Linking Law, Business, and Science”

Students receive 2 credits for their German language course. In Marburg, you can also take two 2-credit seminar courses. In Giessen, you will choose one seminar which carries three credits.
Grades do not transfer to Marquette University for this program. Only credits will transfer provided that a grade of “C” or higher is earned.

Housing

At both locations, students stay in a single room in the university residence hall. Rooms are equipped with sink, bed, table, chair, closet, cupboards. Showers, toilets, and kitchen are shared with other students. Kitchens are located in each hallway of the student dormitories. Upon arrival, you will receive a meal subsidy towards meals, snacks, and beverages in the students' restaurants and cafeterias. The students' restaurants ("Mensa") serve a variety of inexpensive dishes from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 pm. In addition to the daily specials, pasta, salad, barbecue, and sandwiches are available. Vegetarian as well as non-pork meat or fish dishes are available every day

Budget

GeoBlue International Health Insurance *   $76.00
Host Program Tuition   $2,300.00
Meals   $300.00
Books   $50.00
Airfare   $1,200.00
Passport/Visa   $665.00
Other   $700.00
Total: $5,291.00

Location

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With six million inhabitants and about 21,000 square kilometers, the German state of Hessen is the fifth largest, situated in central Germany. Home to the cities of Frankfurt and Marburg, Hessen is known for its scenic landscapes, castles, churches from the middle ages, picturesque half-timbered houses, impressive parks, as well as many sites from German fairy tales. For quite some time, the amount of people from abroad who have settled here has been higher than average. Thus, a highly international atmosphere with a multicultural society is starting to emerge in the area.

Hessen has developed into Germany’s economic center and into one of the most dynamic regions of Europe. Hessen is an international financial and trading center with over 400 banks, the stock market, the German Federal Bank, and the European Central Bank. It is the location of important industrial and technological sectors, a setting for many international fairs and art exhibitions (such as the Documenta in Kassel) and home of Frankfurt International Airport, the biggest in mainland Europe.

Marburg: The Near and Middle East is a direct neighbor of the European Union. Exceeding this geographical proximity, the two focal points of this year's summer university are united by a long mutual history and a present not without conflicts, including political and economic interests and mutual dependences. The summer university will approach these issues from the angle of political sciences, sociology, and history as well as cultural and regional sciences.

Giessen: During the last two decades, biotechnology has revolutionized medical and agricultural research. Products resulting from biotechnological research activities are increasingly becoming part of our daily lives. Experts agree in the opinion that this process will even accelerate in the next years. "Intellectual Property in Biotechnology - Linking Law, Business and Science" is a four-week intensive summer school based on the assumption that biotechnology-derived products have the potential to change our society positively – from improving health care and increasing agricultural production to contributing to a more sustainable environment. Students with a career interest in this field should be equally acquainted with the pertinent scientific, commercial, and regulatory background, including ethical considerations.

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