The Partnership

The legislative bodies of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the State of Connecticut first established an agreement for Educational Exchange and Collaboration (The BW-CT Exchange) in the spring of 1989 to facilitate the mobility of German students attending Baden-Wuerttemberg institutions of higher education, and American students attending Connecticut institutions of higher education. In the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts is the designated administrator for the agreement, as the University of Connecticut is in the State of Connecticut.

Initially, the program was administered by the Connecticut Office of Higher Education until July 2015, when program administration was transferred to the University of Connecticut. The exchange agreement invites all Connecticut students enrolled in participating four-year colleges and universities to study at any participating institution of higher learning in Baden-Wuerttemberg.