Since 1964, the University of Massachusetts has had an exchange program with the universities of Baden-Württemberg, a state in southwestern Germany. Baden-Württemberg is Germany's most economically powerful state and is the headquarters of several international companies. Possible universities at which to study include the Universities of Freiburg, Heidelberg, Hohenheim, Konstanz, Mannheim, Stuttgart, Tübingen, Ulm and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. These universities offer study in virtually all academic disciplines. You can find anything you're looking for! More information about Baden-Württemberg can be found on the Baden-Württemberg Study Guide.
If you're interested in participating, you can find more information on the pages of the International Programs Office.
Hessen-Massachusetts Academic State Partnership
The state of Massachusetts and the state of Hessen are part of the Hessen-Massachusetts Academic State Partnership. Students at UMass Amherst have the opportunity to pursue summer, semester, or academic year long exchanges at the following universities: Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences; Goethe University Frankfurt; Justice Liebig University; TU Darmstadt; University of Kassel; University of Marburg; and THM University of Applied Sciences.
Hear From Students
Below are blogs that our students have made during their time abroad in Germany. Hear about their experience studying at a German university, learning the German language, and traveling in Europe!
University of Tübingen
Michaela Rivard - Academic Year 2019-2020
Anna Moreland - Academic Year 2017-2018
Kelly Champine - Spring 2016 and Academic Year 2016-17
University of Freiburg
Christopher Clark - Spring 2019
Xenia Arinez - Spring 2019
Danielle Branscomb - Spring 2017
Sean Noran - Spring 2014
University of Heidelberg
Salvatore Viola - Academic Year 2019-20
Emmalie Keenan - Fall 2016
University of Konstanz
Sarah Weise - Academic Year, 2018-19
Alex Hopper - Academic Year 2013-14