West Liberty University is furthering its outreach by forging a new partnership with Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg in Germany.
Dr. Miriam Roth-Douglas, German-native and Director of West Liberty’s Community Education Program, arranged the partnership while acting as a liaison between the two schools. Starting as a thought between Douglas and a JMU professor in 2015, she and others worked together and formalized a memorandum of understanding in November, which WLU President Dr. Stephen Greiner signed in 2018.
The agreement offers three opportunities: a two-week intensive study abroad summer trip at JMU for West Liberty students, a semester-long study abroad program for both WLU and JMU students, and a faculty exchange program allowing professors to switch places and teach a semester abroad. Addendums to the memorandum will be made in the future to specify the logistics of the partnership. “The memorandum of understanding is a great beginning of the partnership. The next step now is to work on more details, which can be added to the memorandum,” Douglas said.
“I am very pleased that I was able to help West Liberty University enter into a partnership with a university as prominent as Julius Maximilians University in Würzburg, Germany,” Douglas said. “For me, coming from that area and knowing the university so well, it’s very special to take students on a study abroad trip to my home country and share with them not only some of my former experiences, but also a part of my culture and community.”
Founded in 1402, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) is one of the largest universities in Germany and maintains close partnerships with universities spanning the globe. True to its motto ‘Science for Society’, JMU is committed to advancing research in fields that are relevant for the future. The prestigious school offers more than 200 study programs and enrolls more than 28,000 students, 2,300 of which study abroad.
A total of 14 Nobel Laureates have – at least temporarily – researched and taught at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg.
Who can study at JMU:
It is open to every major. JMU offers WLU students a VERY reasonable tuition cost and great educational environment and quality.
Deadlines for registration:
- 15 June for the Winter term
- 15 January for the Summer term
- Please register as soon as possible and contact us if you cannot meet these deadlines!
- ! Please note: Application deadline for a dormitory of „Studentenwerk“ is 15 June for Winter term and 15 January for Summer term! You won’t need the International Office’s admission letter for applying for a room!
For more information about the partnership with Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg in Germany, or the study abroad trip, please contact Community Education Director and Assistant Professor of Education Dr. Miriam Douglas.
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WLU in Wuerzburg Germany