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  • Locations: Reutlingen, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
  • Restrictions: CSUF applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 03/15/2021 04/20/2021 TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2022 09/15/2021 10/20/2021 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: CSU International Programs Click here for a definition of this term Financial Aid: CSU IP Scholarship, Federal Aid (Pell/EOP/FSEOG/Direct Loans), Guardian Scholars, President's Scholars, Private Student Loans, State Aid (Cal Grants/SUG)
Housing Options: Host Family, Residence Halls Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, German, International Business, Marketing
Language Prerequisite: 1+semester college-level German Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
GPA requirement: 2.75 (CUM. & CSUF) Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, German
Unit Type Earned On Program: Resident Units
Program Description:

GERMANY: BUSINESS AT REUTLINGEN UNIVERSITY

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Academic Year Applications
February 1: Priority Deadline
March 1: Secondary Deadline 
April 1: Late Applicant Deadline

Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline as available spaces may be limited on popular programs.
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

GPA Requirement
2.75 Cumulative GPA 
 
CSU Class Standing
Junior or Senior.
 
Pre-requisites
1+ term of college-level German, Business Calculus, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Financial Accounting, and Writing.
 
CSU IP recommends applicants enroll in one or more of the following courses prior to departure:
Statistics


PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

Subjects Available
Accounting  Marketing 
Business Finance
Economics German
Management International Business

CLICK HERE to view the online course catalog. 
 

Academic Credit
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.

CLICK HERE to view the Academic Bulletin for this program for further details regarding course credits and academic policies.  

Cost
Students pay the same tuition for Germany: Business at Reutlingen University as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates above.

Program Dates
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year abroad on this program. The traditional German academic cycle begins in early August to July. 

Academic Year: August to July.
 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Germany: Business at Reutlingen University program is affiliated with the University of Tübingen and the University of Applied Sciences Reutlingen. CSU IP has an agreement with the State of Baden-Württemberg, which is in southwest Germany and is home to world-renowned universities, such as Tübingen and Reutlingen. The CSU IP program is administered by a Program Coordinator, based in Tübingen, who is available to students throughout the year. 

University structure at nightThe Germany: Business at Reutlingen University program begins with a six week Preparatory Language Program (PLP) in Horb, a small town near Tübingen. PLP courses offer instruction in German grammar, reading, writing and conversation and often include cultural excursions. After completion of the PLP, students continue on to participate in the CSU IP Learn German program at the University of Tübingen for the fall semester (October- February), taking courses in German language and culture specifically designed for the CSU program.  For the spring semester, students enroll in European Business courses, as well as a German language course, at the University of Applied Sciences Reutlingen. Courses are taught in German and English. 
 
More information about the courses offered at the University of Applied Sciences Reutlingen can be found here. For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study. 


LOCATION

The first semester of the program takes place in Tübingen, which is a traditional university town in central Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 19 miles south of the state capital, Stuttgart, on a ridge between the Neckar and Ammer rivers. Immediately north of the city lies the Schönbuch, a densely wooded nature park. Tübingen is a student town, with approximately one in three residents being a university student. 

The second semester takes place in Reutlingen, which is approximately ten miles southeast of Tübingen, and also part of the larger Stuttgart Metropolitan Region. Reutlingen has a population of just over 100,000 people and has a strong industrial heritage. Historically, the city was home to a thriving textile industry, which has now been replaced by electronics and manufacturing. The city has a historic center which dates back to the late 13th century and contains one of the region’s most distinct Gothic buildings, St. Mary’s Church.
 

HOUSING

Housing is coordinated by CSU IP staff in Germany.  During the PLP in Horb, students live with host families. In Tübingen and Reutlingen, students have a variety of dormitory options available to them and the on-site staff will assist students with these housing arrangements.  




ADDITIONAL PROGRAM NOTES:

Applicants must complete and submit two applications for this program: the CSUF online application and the CSU IP online application*Note: The CSU IP application will require an official transcript for the host university, and it must include Spring grades.

According to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for Germany, "The program in Germany is based on an agreement between the German Federal State of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the CSU IP Office on behalf of the California State University System. The program is coordinated on the German side by the University of Tuebingen, where the CSU IP maintains its office. This arrangement allows students from a wide range of academic backgrounds and disciplines to pursue courses in their major area of study at one of the man and varied institutions of higher education included in the agreement... On arrival, all International Programs students are placed in a Preparatory Language Program (PLP), before the fall semester begins. The PLP is designed to provide rapid acquisition of language skills. After the PLP they move to their university placement. Most beginning and intermediate German language students will continue language studies at the University of Tuebingen. All students are expected to enroll in regular university courses in the second semester of their year abroad."