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  • Locations: Reutlingen, Germany
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, German Areas of Study: Art History, Culture, German, Political Science, Religion/Theology
Accommodations: Dormitory Program Type: Provider Programs
Program Description:
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Program Information:
Sprechen sie Deustche? You will after you study abroad in Reutlingen, Germany. You’ll travel to Germany with Valparaiso University and study German language while taking courses in English on topics such as history, art, and economics. You’ll live with students from all over the world on Reutlingen University’s campus, which has a long legacy as a textile school. The city itself is in a unique location near the gorgeous Black Forest. On the weekends, you can easily visit France, Switzerland, and other German cities.

Here are some things to expect while on this unique program:
  • World-class public transportation
  • U.S. faculty members from Valparaiso's renowned program
  • Conveniently located campus walking distance from the city center
  • One to two-week options for independent travel
  • Full cultural calendar with activities and excursions
  • Staff support and on-site orientation
Reutlingen, Germany, offers you a glimpse into the present and the past. The town is home to Reutlingen University and is located between the gorgeous Black Forest and a manufacturing center that is crucial to Europe’s economy. The city has a rich history, and modern restaurants and fun boutiques sit among medieval buildings.

In Reutlingen, you'll discover some of Germany’s most captivating history, architecture, and art. Visit museums, castles, and historic sites in the city and the surrounding area. For easy day trips, you can zip to nearby Stuttgart and even Munich, where more museums and restaurants await. Use your German rail pass to explore as much of Germany as you wish.

More good news: Reutlingen is uniquely situated in southern Germany with easy access to Switzerland and Alsace, France. This position at the crossroads of several countries is reflected in the variety of students who call the city home. Reutlingen University attracts international students from all around the world. As you interact with an international community, you can also immerse yourself with the German language. You'll engage with the locals and gain a unique German accent, special to only the southeast region of Germany. We have no doubt you will fall in love with Reutlingen's cute markets, temperate climate, medieval charm, and young, modern atmosphere.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.