The partnership with Trier University was developed for students to become immersed in the German culture and language. The courses that students enrolled in (taught in German) at the university will reflect this idea. Language prerequisites: 4 semesters of college level German (high intermediate proficiency level).
Trier University's Department of German as a Foreign Language (DaF) offers up to 15 different courses every semester. These courses are designed for different language levels and cover a variety of subject areas. They range from the intensive courses for students with little knowledge of German (beginner level A2) to intermediate courses (B1, B2) and there are also specialized courses for students with advanced knowledge of German (C1, C2).
Webster University students who study abroad on exchange at Trier University will receive academic credit at Webster University for all courses. Depending on the type of program, and the students' major, these credits may vary and are subject to review by individual departments.
The humanities and social sciences are predominant at Trier, with particularly strong offerings in business administration, economics, environmental science, geography/geosciences, German studies, history, political science (including international relations), languages, linguistics, applied mathematics, 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.
Students will register locally and will not see the final grades on their Webster record until the official transcript arrives from Trier and is entered onto their record. Due to a difference in academic calendars, this happens several weeks after program completion.
Important: Exams (both written and oral) for exchange program students usually take place in the last two weeks of the lecture period. You must agree the exact exam dates with the lecturers for your courses once in Trier.