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Germany: Language & Culture at University of Tübingen
Tuebingen, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year
Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
Budget Estimates Academic Year
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/01/2018 04/15/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement:
2.75 (If you do not meet the GPA requirement, contact CSU IP as you still may be eligible to apply)
Class Standing:
Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Language of Instruction: English, German Language Prerequisite: 1-3 sem/2-5 qtr college-level German
Areas of Study: Anthropology, Business, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Communications, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, European Studies, German, History, Human Development, Humanities, International Business, International Relations, International/Global Studies, Liberal Studies, Linguistics, Political Science, Political Science/Government, Psychology, Sociology Special Notes: Graduate students may participate for undergraduate credit.
Program Description:

GERMANY: LANGUAGE & CULTURE AT UNIVERSITY OF TÜBINGEN

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Academic Year Applications
February 1: Priority Deadline 
March 1: Secondary Deadline 
April 1: Late Applicant Deadline

Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline. If spaces are available, student may submit applications for the later deadlines, but may need to be flexible regarding their program options, available spaces may be limited on popular programs.


PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

Eligibility Requirements
Minimum 2.75 GPA; Students must be enrolled at a CSU campus no later than fall term prior to departure, or eligible to enter from a community college by spring term of the program start date.

Course Prerequisites
Completion of 1-3 semesters/2-5 quarters of college-level German language.

Academic Credit
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester, in addition to the 6 unit Preparatory Language Program (PLP).

Cost
Students pay the same tuition for Germany: Language & Culture at University of Tübingen as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates above.

Program Dates
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year abroad on this program. The traditional German academic cycle begins in early August to July. 

Academic Year: August to December & February to July.


PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Germany: Language & Culture at University of Tübingen program is associated with the State of Baden-Württemberg, which is in southwest Germany and is home to world-renowned universities. The Germany: Language & Culture at University of Tübingen program is coordinated by a CSU on-site staff member and the Office of International Relations at the University of Tübingen. Students from every major are encouraged to participate, as a wide variety of educational opportunities are offered.Students celebrating Oktoberfest 

The program begins with a six week Preparatory Language Program (PLP) in Horb, a small town near Tübingen.  PLP courses offer instruction in German grammar, reading, writing and conversation and often include cultural excursions.  After completion of the PLP, students return to Tübingen, and during the fall semester (October- February) take courses in German language and culture specifically designed for the CSU program. During the spring semester, students have the option of continuing at the University of Tübingen, or attending one of the other universities/institutions in the Baden- Württemberg state.  The universities offer a wide variety of academic programs, similar to the number of campuses and programs within the CSU system.

For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for the previous year.  Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.
 

Location

Tübingen is a traditional university town in central Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 19 miles south of the state capital, Stuttgart, on a ridge between the Neckar and Ammer rivers. Immediately north of the city lies the Schönbuch, a densely wooded nature park. Tübingen is a student town, with approximately one in three residents being a university student. Baden-Württemberg is the third largest state in the Federal Republic of Germany and one of the most economically powerful, with a focus on research and development.
 

Housing

During the PLP in Horb, students live with host families, as arranged by the CSU IP staff in Germany. In Tübingen, students have a variety of dormitory housing options available to them and the CSU IP on-site staff assist students with their arrangements.