|Restrictions:||CSU System applicants only|
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|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:||Junior, Senior|
|Language of Instruction:||English, German||Language Prerequisite:||1+ term college-level German|
|Areas of Study:||Architecture||Special Notes:||Must be an architecture major from Cal Poly SLO or Cal Poly Pomona|
CSU IP Germany- Architecture
Program At A Glance
When: Early August to early July
Units: Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester, in addition to the 6 unit PLP.
Cost: Students pay the same tuition for CSU IP Germany as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Sheet.
Eligibility Requirements: Minimum 2.75 GPA; Students must be enrolled at a CSU campus no later than spring term prior to departure, or eligible to enter from a community college by fall term of the program start date.
Course Prerequisites: Completion of at least 1 term of college-level German language; program is only open to qualified students in Architecture and Design Studies from Cal Poly Pomona or Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
The CSU IP Germany Architecture is associated with the University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Biberach), in Biberach, Germany. The CSU is affiliated with the State of Baden-Württemberg, which is in southwest Germany and is home to world-renowned universities.
The program begins with an intensive six week Preparatory Language Program (PLP) in Horb, a small town near Tuebingen. The PLP is a German language and culture course focusing on grammar, composition and conversation, as well as an introduction to German culture. Students then move to Biberach to continue their studies in architecture. Students take one German language course each semester, in addition to their architecture courses. Biberach University of Applied Sciences is a technical university; courses focus on the practical element right from the beginning and topics for study projects are drawn from practical experience. The University's institutions make up an interdisciplinary platform for teaching.
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.
Biberach has a population of 32,000, and offers plenty opportunities to make your stay an enriching experience. The town is surrounded by striking environments (including the Allgäu region and Lake Constance) and is close in proximity to Austria and Switzerland. The railway station can take you all over the country.
During the PLP in Horb, students live with host families, as arranged by the CSU IP staff in Germany. In Biberach, students will stay in student dormitories, which consist of single, furnished rooms with a sink and small kitchenette.