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Study Abroad

Students of American Studies are strongly encouraged to spend part of their studies abroad. All faculty members are ready to meet with students and advise them in their planning (especially also in regard to course selection and credit transfer).

The exchange program of the Chair of American Studies and Williams College in Williamstown, MA, offers you the opportunity to spend one full academic year in the U.S. as a teaching associate. Applications are due in the fall of every year for the upcoming academic year (September 1 to May 31).

The application deadline for academic year 2024/25 is Tuesday October 31, 2023. 

Please contact Dr. Carmen Dexl for a consultation along with your CV and FlexNow transcript of records by October 31. For more information, please refer to the brochure.

Students in the Master Programs (MAS, MEAS) have the opportunity to study for one term (fall/winter) at the University of Kansas (http://americanstudies.ku.edu/).  For more information, please refer to the brochure and/or contact Dr. Birgit Bauridl

The University of Regensburg offers a large number of study abroad opportunities and teaching assistantship at colleges and universities in North America. Specific arrangements exist with, e.g., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; University of Colorado, Boulder; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO; Wheaton College, Norton, MA; American University, Washington, DC; Murray State University, Murray, KY; Arizona State University, Tempe; University of North Dakota, Grand Forks; Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, Quebec. For further information on studying abroad in North America, see the respective web sites of the International Office of the University of Regensburg. For a full list of partner universities in North America, go to the IO's search engine and filter your search accordingly.

The following organizations offer academic exchange programs for North America which are of special interest for students of American Studies: 
German American Fulbright Commision
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)

Students of American Studies are also encouraged to explore possibilities to internationalize their course of studies under the auspices of the ERASMUS program or academic partnerships of the University of Regensburg with universities in, e.g., Australia. For further information see the respective web sites of the International Office of the University of Regensburg.


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