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The Old and the New: A Look into Emmanuel’s Exchange Programs

Emmanuel’s exchange program with the renowned Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany offers numerous opportunities to students. This program is one of the exchange program options for students who wish to experience college abroad.

The Bauhaus exchange program began when Professor Nina Roeder, a current faculty member at Bauhaus University, was a resident at Emmanuel College.  Emmanuel’s very own Professor Stephan Jacobs, who developed the core curriculum of Emmanuel’s photography minor, discussed with her the possibility of starting an exchange between the two schools.

“It would be an exchange not just for students but for faculty,” Jacobs said.  

Jacobs has also taught at Bauhaus University.  He held six-week workshops on photography there over the summer. He believes this program can be incredibly beneficial to students when it comes to saving money during college years.

“It was also a direct tuition exchange, so the Bauhaus kids would pay their tuition which is $142 a semester [while] Emmanuel students would pay just their base tuition,” Jacobs stated.  

Students who attend the Bauhaus University from Emmanuel are given a school ID that also serves as a transportation pass.  It allows them unlimited transportation within the surrounding region of the school. The average rent within Weimar is $300 a month, which also aids in affordability.  

Bauhaus University is one of the most renowned art schools in the world.  Jacobs calls it “by far one of the most influential schools in modern human history.”

Jacobs explained how many modern architectural and furniture designs originated from Bauhaus, helping to establish it as one of the most well known art schools in the world.

Jacobs also explained how he and other faculty members from Emmanuel are currently in the process of establishing another program in Quito, Ecuador, at the University of San Francisco de Quito. This university is the first liberal arts university in the Andean region.

The new program would differ from the Bauhaus program in that it would not focus solely on the arts, but would also bring in biology and political science. This program would be “much broader in scope than the one with Bauhaus,” according to Jacobs. Jacobs hopes to allow students to combine all three of these subjects.  

The exchange program with the University of San Francisco de Quito would have relatively the same cost of living. The program is still progress, but Jacobs hopes it will be up and running by the Spring of 2019.

“[It is] important as a professor in creating programs that give access to students that excel in their fields of study,” Jacobs said.  

Ryan Molloy ’20 is a Staff Writer for The Hub. He can be contacted at

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