Host Institution: 

Universitat Tübingen


Tübingen is a beautiful university town located along the Neckar River in the southwestern German state of Baden-Württemberg. With 25,000 students among its 85,000 inhabitants, Tübingen combines the vitality of a young and cosmopolitan student community with the charm of a lovingly restored medieval town of half-timbered houses, narrow alleyways, and steep gabled roofs. Nestled in the Schwabian Alb, Tübingen is surrounded by rolling countryside with hiking and cycling paths to enjoy, castles to explore, and easy train connections to both major cities and quaint villages. Oregon students are supported by the experienced full-time Resident Director in the Oregon Study Center in Tübingen.

  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.
  • Feb. 28 - Early bird (-$460 discount) application deadline
  • Mar. 15 - Regular application deadline
Program Details: 

2018 details to be available in early November.

Please Look for your Program on our "Faculty Led Program Offerings" site at that time.

*** Last Year's Program Description:

This short-term program offers seminars on relevant European matters as well as courses on German language and culture at the University of Tübingen, one of Germany’s most prestigious institutions.

The program includes:

  • Academic courses taught in English, including OSU faculty Dr. Philip Kneis and Dr. Allison Davis White-Eyes, along with Dr. Jan Ullrich from the Universitat Tubingen. 
  • Excursions and visits to European Institutions
  • A German language class
  • A workshop on “Intercultural Competence”
  • Various cultural activities
  • Buddy Program: The buddy program promotes intercultural exchange and will allow you to get to know German student life first-hand!

You will visit Strasbourg, Berlin, and Stuttgart, take a tour of the European Parliament, interview EU politicians, and visit influential companies (like Mercedes-Benz or Ritter Sport) in the economically strong region of Baden Württemberg.

Academic Emphasis: 
Ethnic Studies
Liberal Studies
Political Science
Program Costs: 

Program cost estimates for 2017:

$4,191 'Early Bird' Program Fee (-$460 discount)

$4,651 Regular Program Fee

The Program Fee includes:

  • All academic courses, German language course and workshops
  • Course materials
  • 3-day stay at a guesthouse (room and board)
  • 1-day excursions to Strasbourg and Stuttgart (bus, train, guided tours)
  • 3-day excursion to Berlin (flight, accommodation, guided tours, entrance fees)
  • Accommodation in a single room in a student dormitory or with a host family
  • Cultural and social activities 
  • A public transportation ticket for use within Tübingen
  • Welcome and farewell receptions

 Additional 'out-of-pocket' costs:

  • R-T flight to Tübingen
  • International accident & sickness insurance
  • Meals & beverages
  • Leisure activities
  • Visa fee (visa could be required for non-US or non-EU passport holders, please confirm travel requirements with your embassy)
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