Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York

Geneva, New York, USA




PLEASE NOTE: at present, Landau university cannot send any outgoing students to HWS for reasons of imbalance in past years.

About HWS:
HWS is an undergraduate college in the state of New York (NOT IN NEW YORK CITY), in a small town called Geneva. Situated near the beautiful Finger Lakes and with easy access to bigger cities in the vicinity, it is a typical undergraduate college offering the same services as Coe College, though it is much smaller than Coe – but that may be one of its attractions.

- you share a room with an American student on campus
- you will take part in a typical undergraduate education
- the college offers outstanding sports facilities and many excursions during the semester
- the excellent library is open 24 hours a day
- you will be advised by the International Center: Professor Tom D’Agostino
- there is a writing center that helps you with your work


Exchange coordinator:
Dr. Achim Hescher
Institut für fremdsprachliche Philologien
Fach Anglistik
Marktstrasse 40
76829 Landau
Phone: +49 (0)6341 280 33210
Email: hescher<at>uni-landau.de


Exchange places: 2 (per year)


- travel expenses (flight)
- room (the same as in Landau)
- board (meal plan, if you wish to buy one)
- no study fees!


Semester dates:
Academic Calendar


Course Catalogue


How to apply:

Applications should include

(i) a cover sheet (please download here),

(ii) a CV (Lebenslauf) in English or German with a passport photograph,

(iii) a letter of motivation in English explaining why you are applying for this particular university and which courses you are intending to take during your semester abroad, and

(iv) a printout of your academic transcript (Bescheinigung über bisher erbrachte Studienleistungen in allen Fächern)from KLIPS


The application deadline (usually mid-January) will be announced during our international evening in December, where all the exchange programmes are introduced and options for funding are presented.