Karl-Franzens University in Graz
Fall or Spring Semester Exchange
Faculty Liaison: Prof. Cordula Brown, email@example.com, Modern Languages & Literature, Xavier Hall
Academics: Karl-Franzens-University, with approximately 22,000 students, was founded in 1585, and is the second largest university in Austria. The university is based in the beautiful Austrian cultural center of Graz. The program is generally offered in the fall for the full year, although very advanced language students may participate only in spring semester. The academic calendar at Karl Franzens University is based on a semester system, but the dates do not coincide with semester-based schools in the U.S. Semester I starts at the beginning of September and lasts until the end of January. Semester II starts at the beginning of February and lasts until the end of June. The academic year lasts from September through June. Students have the option of several language, rhetoric, culture, business and internationally-focused courses geared towards American exchange students. Students with sufficient language ability can take advantage of additional courses taught in German.
Credits: A standard full-time load at Karl-Franzens University is 30 ECTS credits per semester or 60 ECTS credits per year. 30 ECTS credits will transfer to Seattle University as approximately 22.5 quarter credits. Classes are worth between 3 and 6 ECTS credits. In order to satisfy Seattle University CORE or Major/Minor requirements, courses must be worth at least 6 ECTS credits. It may be possible to combine Graz courses (with a similar topic) to fulfill SU requirements. Students can earn credits towards general electives at the standard credit conversion rate (2 ECTS credits = 1 semester credit = 1.5 SU credits). Students should meet individually with the Education Abroad Office and their academic advisor to determine course equivalencies. To see course listings, please find full information on the Modern Languages website.
Housing: International students are usually accommodated in student dormotories, in shared flats with other students, with guest families, or in inexpensive apartments. Monthly rent is between EUR 143 and EUR 430. Housing is managed by the Housing Office of the Austrian Exchange Service (OAD). Refer to the Welcome Guide for International Students for further information.
Program Cost Estimates: As an exchange program, you will pay Seattle University tuition for the duration of the program. Room and board will be paid directly to Karl-Franzens University and varies in costs (see above). Health insurance, round-trip airfare, personal expenses, etc. will be additional costs.
- High degree of independence and initiative
- Good academic and conduct standing
- Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
- A proficiency exam is not required for exchange students
Application Deadline: February 15, 2013
For more information, see the One Page Flyer for the Graz, Austria exchange!
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