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Germany: Knox-Flensburg University (Exchange Program)


Brenda Tooley

Director, Eleanor Stellyes Center for Global Studies

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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The University of Flensburg is the northernmost university in Germany, located in Flensburg, a port town on the Flensburg Fjord on the border with Denmark. This Knox Exchange Program provides students the opportunity to join directly in the life of the small German university. The range of subjects of the University includes humanities and theology, art, textile and music, education, math, science, art, social studies, health and nutrition sciences, language, culture and media studies, European studies, sports science, and economics. The University's campus overlooks the quaint town, the farm fields, and the harbor below.

The university's intimate size (approximately 2000 students) offers a highly personalized international-student support network as well as an unusually high level of student interaction with internationally recognized professors and scholars. Students live in residence halls with their German colleagues and attend regular university classes.

Students are encouraged to participate in a language-intensive 3-week orientation prior to the beginning of the semester, which also includes cultural programming. Language courses continue during the semester to provide students with ongoing support for their other courses at the university. 

Prerequisite: GERM 201, GERM 202, and GERM 210 or equivalent plus consent of program advisor.

Credit:  4.5 Knox credits for the Fall Semester (which runs from September through late January) or Spring Semester (which runs from late February to early July); 9 Knox credits for full year. 

It may be possible to arrange a Fall Term (3 Knox credits) program: see Professor Heidt for details. 

Program advisor: Professor Todd Heidt. 

Learn more about Germany: Knox-Flensburg (Exchange Program).

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