Eichstätt, Germany

Study abroad on this one-of-a-kind exchange! Spend either spring semester or an entire academic year fully immersed as a student at the Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU). Live in the quaint Bavarian town of Eichstätt, Germany (population 14,000). Eichstätt is a university town, filled with baroque architecture and surrounded by the Altmuhltal National Park, the largest park in Germany. In addition, you are close to some of the most historic, cultural, and scenic areas of Germany. Munich is an easy 1.5 hour train ride away!

Program Highlights

  • Perfect your German language skills as you live and study fully immersed in German university life.
  • Meet Common Curriculum or Major Specific requirements as you choose courses from across the entire KU curriculum, all taught in German.
  • Start your semester with a 3-week intensive language and culture orientation program, including excursions.
  • Independent program - you have to the freedom to create your own adventure!

There is not a CSB/SJU faculty director who accompanies this study abroad program. On this program, you directly enroll at KU for either spring semester or the academic year. KU is a private, Catholic university of 4,000 students. All courses are taught in German.

For details on courses and credits please refer to page 2 of the Germany brochure.

Experiential Learning and Activities

Students on this program have many opportunities to get involved on and off campus. University sports, choir, band and orchestra, and a variety of other student clubs and organizations are open to you! In addition, we encourage you to participate in the "Tandem-Program", a language exchange where you can improve your German with a language partner who wants to practice his or her English.


Participants on the Germany program live in furnished student apartments with other international students. The apartments are within walking distance of the University. You will have access to shared kitchen facilities in your apartment to prepare your own meals, or you can join your peers in the student mensa (cafeteria) on campus.   At the University you will also have access to libraries, a fitness center, and wireless internet.

Program Dates

The approximate program dates for the Eichstätt, Germany program are: early October to mid-July (academic year) or early April to mid-July (spring semester).

Financial Considerations

For more information on the "Program Fees" for this program, please refer to the Germany Program Brochure.  Another great resource is the Financing your Experience brochure. Included in this brochure is information regarding scholarships and financial aid.

See which Scholarships you may qualify for with participating on this program. 

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