Tübingen, Germany - Goethe Institute and Eberhard-Karls Universität

Subjects: German language and literature; full university curriculum (choose from over 1000 courses in the humanities, physical and social sciences). Internships.

Prerequisites: 2.7 GPA with 3.0 in German; 2 years college level German or its equivalent; junior-level standing.

Length: Academic year or semester (Spring only).

Full Year Students:
July - August 8 week language study at the Goethe Institute
September - mid October Language & Orientation Program Tübingen
mid October - mid February Winter Semester
mid February - late April Semester Break
late April - mid July Summer Semester
Spring Semester Results:
February 4 week language study at the Goethe Institute
March - late April Language & Orientation Program Tübingen
late April - mid July Summer Semester

Up to 4.0 Albion College units per semester; up to 8.0 Albion College units for full year study, depending upon coursework taken.

Faculty: Regular University of Tübingen faculty.

Housing: Dormitories or student annexes.

Costs not covered by Albion: Transportation to/from Germany and local transportation. Room and board; books; and miscellaneous personal expenses.

Faculty Advisor: Perry Myers, Modern Languages and Cultures Department. 

Comments: Established in 1477, the Eberhard-Karls-Universität (Tübingen University) is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in Germany, and it holds a distinguished place in the intellectual life of the country. The news magazine Der Spiegel recently reported that German university faculty rank Tübingen University among the country's ten leading schools in Biology, History, Medicine, English Studies, Education, Psychology, and Law. The University also received the top ranking for German Studies.

Over one-fourth of Tübingen's 85,000 residents are university students. University institutes and student housing are integrated into the town, occupying many of its historical edifices, including a ducal fortress. According to the news magazine Focus, the quality of life in Tübingen is considered among the best which Germany has to offer in terms of environment, culture, security, and health.

This program is rather competitive--normally, only two Albion students can be accepted to participate.

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