Study Abroad Exchange Programs
Ludwigsburg University of Education
Situated approximately 20 km north of Stuttgart, the capital of Baden-Württemberg, 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, at a glance at some of its institutions reveal: on the one hand, about 50 industrial plants, and 1200 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 University of Education, three further professional training institutions, and a film academy.
Thanks to its convenient central position in south-west Germany, Ludwigsburg is within relatively easy reach of many interesting places and regions. It is about 2 hours to France (Strasbourg and Alsace) and 4 to Austria and Switzerland. On the doorstep are the Swabian Uplands (the “Alb“) and the Black Forest, both of which offer opportunities for hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter. Lake Constance is also not far away. Munich, Frankfurt, and other large cities in central and southern Germany are easily accessible by the comfortable intercity railways.
Winter semester = mid-October until mid-February
Spring semester = mid-April until mid-August
Classes are manly available in German & English, but other language courses such as Russian, Turkish, & French are available. The majority of courses are in German with the exception of the English department courses. All courses are centered around pedagogical standpoint.
The student village is the recommended housing accommodations. Single or Double rooms are available in a flat with 2-10 flatmates which are Co-ed. Pay per load washer and dryer in basement, heating, internet, and electricity included. Cost is about 1,360 Euros per semester (plan on it costing about $2,000). A shared kitchen, bathroom and toilet are included in each flat.
Cost of MSUB’s semester-paid directly to MSUB. There is about a 100 Euro registration fee due to LUE upon arrival. Also, there is small fee for a student identification card.
A German visa will be obtained with passport and help of the International office, once in Ludwigsburg. There is no additional cost for the VISA, but bio-metric photos must be purchased in Ludwigsburg for the VISA at a small cost.
Socialized Medicine (A.O.K.) is available for purchase. It is not recommended for students over 30 years of age. The expected cost is around 470 Euros (about $700) per semester. Multiple American insurances are accepted across Europe-check before departure for availability and coverage. Travel insurance is highly recommended.
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