Ludwigsburg, Germany


Through a new direct exchange program with the Padagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg (Ludwigsburg University of Education), students studying German can now spend the spring semester or full academic year at Ludwigsburg.

Situated approximately 20 km north of Stuttgart, the capital of Baden-Wurttemberg, Ludwigsburg’s 85,000 inhabitants live in the center of a greater urban district that belongs to the Central Neckar Region. It has both a thriving local industry and important cultural attractions.

What You’ll Learn

Courses are taught mainly in German; however, some courses in English are geared toward international students.

Subjects offered include, but are not limited to:
  • German language instruction
  • Education
  • Sociology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Politics
  • Philosophy
  • Art
  • Music
  • Sciences

Living in Ludwigsburg

Student dormitories are located on campus and house most international students, as well as many German students.

The university is located on the northern outskirts of 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.


  • Offered for the spring semester or full academic year
  • Overall GPA of 3.0, including a 3.0 GPA in German courses at Hollins
  • At least four terms of college German or the equivalent
  • Recommendation from the Hollins German faculty