Universitat Trier is Germany's oldest university, but with a modern campus. Located close to the borders of Luxembourg, France and Belgium, teaching and research focus on European issues, practical application of academic concepts as well as interdisciplinary subjects. Founded in 1473 and closed in the Napoleonic era, the university was reestablished in 1970. The university campus has been situated on the outskirts of Trier (near the village of Tarforst) since 1975. Its innovative design contrasts with the Roman ruins of the town. The town of Trier dates back to 16 BC, when the Romans established a political and religious center in the area. Among many surviving landmarks of the city's past are a Roman city gate, throne room, baths and arena; Romanesque churches; and a Renaissance palace. The town is on the Mosel River in the Rhineland Palatinate, near the country's western border.
The liberal arts and social sciences are predominant at Trier, with particularly strong offerings in business administration, economics, geography/geo-sciences, history, international relations, languages, linguistics, applied mathematics, political science, law and psychology. Interdisciplinary focal points of teaching and research are European studies, East Asian studies, environmental studies, information and communication, women and gender studies, public health.
It is preferred that students have a minimum of 2 semesters worth college-level German courses taken; if students do not have 2 semesters worth of German, they should inquire with the IOCP office.
Additionally, Hamline requires students to attend Trier's three-week orientation, which includes intensive language classes (this orientation is offered in both Fall and Spring). The program fee and accommodation costs during the program are included in the Hamline exchange agreement. Additionally, language courses are offered during the academic year (and also included in your benefits).
Students participating in the Trier, Germany Exchange program will be charged their typical Hamline tuition, a single dorm room, and the residential hall meal plan. Students will receive housing and meals in Trier. All Hamline, State and Federal scholarships and grants, including Tuition Exchange discounts, will be applied towards the cost of the program. When placed for accommodation at Trier, students will be responsible for submitting a €350.00 damage deposit to reserve their room. This deposit is refunded at the end of the term if the room is not damaged.
Additionally, please note that the program fee does not cover round-trip airfare, visa/resident permit fees (if applicable), personal expenses, or books.