Please note: Application through Hollins is open to Hollins University students only.
Through a new 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 85,000 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). There is a station directly on the 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.
Student dormitories are located on campus and house most international students as well as many German students.
The program requires an overall GPA of 3.0, a 3.0 GPA in German courses at Hollins, at least four terms of college German or the equivalent and recommendation from the Hollins German faculty.