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Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work
German Exchange Program

We now offer a student exchange program with the International Social Work with the Refugees and Migrants Program at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS) in Germany. 



This program is an exchange option between the MSW program in the College of Liberal Arts and the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS) International Social Work with Refugees and Migrants Program. All courses are taught in English. See the Pre-Approved Courses List for more information on courses typically taken by Auburn students during the exchange semester.



Participants should be able to negotiate bus and train transportation and stairs. As with all of Europe, extensive walking to sites is common. 



  • Students must be in good standing with the MSW program and Auburn University.
  • Students must have completed at least one semester in the Auburn University MSW program.
  • Students must have a minimum 3.5 graduate GPA.
  • Students must apply and be approved by the MSW faculty.



Students pay Auburn tuition and fees for a full-time student based on their residency status.  Students are responsible for the costs of lodging, and will be assisted with finding housing in the greater Würzburg-Schweinfurt area. Please see the Auburn Abroad website for more information about the program cost.



If you do not have a passport, please check for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 1 year following your scheduled time abroad.



Please contact the MSW program director Dr. Danilea Werner and visit the Auburn Abroad Website for more information, including application deadlines.