Don't be scared to take a class in German taught be a German professor (history, literature, religion, etc.) It will be challenging and will really stretch you! It is a great way to absorb a lot of the language! Talk to your professors--they are nice and will most likely graciously welcome you to their classes.
Aileen Aylward, College of William and Mary, Fall 2008
I would recommend a strong emphasis on reading throughout the semester to prepare for the only exam at the end, which counts as your entire grade. I found all of my professors to be very well studied and qualified and had no problems approaching them as an exchange student. So the students should be brave, and feel comfortable explaining their situation.
Amy Dusenbury, Messiah College, 2007-2008 (year)
In Marburg I was given the opportunity to study in a university that was completely different from what I experienced in the U.S. I was able to take a couple classes in my major and minor that gave me new perspective on those fields that I couldn't receive in the U.S. Studying in another university system was one of the things I was most interested in before going abroad, and as I return home it is probably the thing that I am thinking about the most. It was just thought-provoking on so many levels.
Nick Lewellen, University of Tulsa, Spring 2012
It's incredible. Take advantage of the friends you make and try to always do new and exciting things. Make sure to research the classes that you want to take well in advance, then register for several and during the trial 2-weeks, see which ones you like and don't like.
Stephen Hudec, Trinity University , Spring 2012