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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
*Fall 2023 03/01/2023 03/15/2023 TBA TBA
*Spring 2024 03/01/2023 03/15/2023 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.0 Eligible majors: All majors
Class eligibility: junior, second-year (for students in accelerated 3-year track) Language of instruction: English, German
Language requirements: German: Academic Focus: Education, German
Housing: Residence hall Other available features: Community Service Options, Guided Excursions
On-site orientation: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Supplemental application required: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Short term waived?: No
Program Description:


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.

Affiliate Program Pre-Departure Guide



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.

For courses currently offered in English, please see Available Courses at LUE.


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. Students are encouraged to apply for housing as soon as they've received their acceptance from LUE.

What is Covered by the Comprehensive Fee

  • Tuition
  • Accommodations
  • All meals
  • 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

  • Transatlantic transportation
  • Airport transportation for the return flight
  • Books
  • Local transportation
  • 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.