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Tufts in Tübingen

Introduction
Tübingen is located in southwest Germany in the State of Baden-Württemberg (Swabia) not far from the city of Stuttgart, and has about 89,000 inhabitants, including a student population of 27,000. The city is over 900 years old and is centrally located. It is only about two hours from Stuttgart to Munich; the French border (Strasbourg) is also very close, as are the Black Forest and Zurich. Tübingen offers a rich cultural life and combines the flair of a picturesque medieval downtown with the atmosphere of a lively cosmopolitan university town.

The Tufts-in-Tübingen program, which enrolls twenty students, is completely integrated into the German university system. Program participants spend the academic year at the Eberhard Karls University, which was founded in 1477. The University of Tübingen is placed among Germany's elite universities and is an internationally-renowned research institution. Tufts-in-Tübingen students have enrolled in courses in the following departments: art history, biology, chemistry, economics, English, French, geology, German, history, music, philosophy, political science, and psychology.

The Tufts-in-Tübingen program is designed as a one-year program of academic study. Students are strongly urged to spend the full academic year. However, it is also possible to apply for one semester, specifically the summer (second) semester.

Administration
Director: Ute Link, Magister Artium (M.A.)., German, American Studies, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen.

Prerequisites
Well-prepared undergraduates (normally juniors, but occasionally some seniors) who meet the requirements listed here and who have taken at least two years of college-level German may apply to the program. The program is not limited to German majors only. In recent years, students from departments such as art history, biology, chemistry, economics, international relations, music, political science, and psychology have attended.

Comprehensive Program Fee 2013-2014
$29,866 for a semester,
$59,732 for the academic year includes:

  • Full tuition and fees at Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen;
  • Participation in the Deutsch Kompakt Language Program (covered for full-year students only);
  • Tutorials in any course;
  • Full room and board (a single room in a dorm);
  • Two excursions, one in the winter semester to Thüringen and Saxony (Jena, Weimar, Erfurt, and Leipzig) and one to Berlin in the second semester;
  • Cultural events such as concerts, museums, films, theater, and sports events;
  • Excursions sponsored by the Center for International Language Programs;
  • Partial costs of excursions which take place within the framework of a university course.
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