for mathematically oriented programmes
Since 1979 our faculty has coordinated an exchange programme for mathematically oriented study programmes with a number of American universities. Over the years more than 650 students have participated in the programme. The programme provides the opportunity to spend one academic year at one of the following universities:
In general, students depart to their partner universities at the beginning/in the middle of August. Fall term usually starts at the beginning of September. The two to three remaining weeks can be used to settle in and organise the things that can only be done on site (opening a bank account, applying for a social security number, taking part in the orientation sessions etc.). At the partner universities they are enrolled as graduate students, that means they have to attend two to four courses per semester that correspond to our master courses. The stay abroad may be finished by the middle of May, at the end of spring term that concludes with a typical American graduation ceremony.
During the two semesters the host universities employ our students as teaching assistants. This work basically includes giving lectures/review sessions (level: senior classes to second semester) or marking examinations; payment covers tuition fees and costs of living.
The organisation of studies abroad requires a certain lead time. This is why the first meeting for USA-travellers already takes place at the beginning of July for the exchange in the following year. All students who are interested in this programme should attend this meeting or at least have submitted their expression of interest to Manfred Sauter via email beforehand.
Students write about their year of study in the USA on the uulm2usa blog.