Pädagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg (Ludwigsburg University of Education) Germany
Through a direct exchange program with the Padagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg (Ludwigsburg University of Education), Hollins students studying German are encouraged to spend the spring semester or full academic year at Ludwigsburg. Situated approximately 20 km north of Stuttgart, the capital of Baden-Wurttemberg, Ludwigsburg with its 90,000 inhabitants is the center of a greater urban district and belongs to the Central Neckar Region. It has both a thriving local industry and important cultural attractions. A glance at some of its institutions reveals: on the one hand, about 50 industrial plants, and 1,200 smaller firms specializing in trades and services; on the other hand, Germany's largest and best-preserved baroque palace, a well-known international festival of classical and modern music held annually, its pedagogical university, three further professional training institutions, and a film academy. Ludwigsburg University of Education is located on the northern outskirts of the town and shares a campus with two colleges. The campus can be easily reached from Stuttgart by the suburban train system (S-Bahn), as there is a station right on campus.
Courses are taught mainly in German; however, there are a few courses in English geared toward international students. Subjects offered include, but are not limited to: education, sociology, geography, history, politics, philosophy, art, music, sciences, and of course, German language instruction.
The approved courses for affiliated programs links you to a filtered Excel file listing courses that have already been approved by Hollins faculty for credit on each affiliated program. Other c ourses are subject to the normal credit approval process. (See the Homepage for information linking to the approved courses and the credit approval process.) Students take three to five courses totaling 14 to 17 credits. After the four-week language course, credit totals will be 8 to 13.
Other Program Features
Full-time on-site staff
Optional group flight with airport pick-up
Full on-site orientation program
Guided excursions and study visits to sites of historic and cultural interest
Optional language partner program
Opportunities for community service (strong language skills required)
Housing and Meals
Student dormitories are located on campus and house most international students as well as many German students.
What is Covered by the Comprehensive Fee
Field trips and guided excursions
All program materials
Internet access in computer room
Orientation on campus and in Ludwigsburg
Basic health insurance (does not cover pre-existing conditions)
International Student ID Card
What is NOT Covered by the Comprehensive Fee
Airport transportation for the return flight
Personal expenses, including independent travel
Minimum requirements are
Sophomore or Junior status
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Strong faculty recommendations
No major disciplinary infractions
Applicants are also evaluated on their academic and personal maturity, flexibility, and openness to new cultural experiences. Hollins recommends approved candidates to the Padagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg (Ludwigsburg University of Education). The program makes final admissions decisions.