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To receive priority consideration for this program, Spring applications will be reviewed, starting after June 15th. Fall applications will be reviewed after February 1st. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the posted application deadline, if space allows.
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The town of Vallendar, where WHU is located, lies directly on the Rhine River, at the heart of one of the most beautiful and ancient cultural landscapes, the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. The city of Vallendar has been deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is surrounded by lovely vineyards, numerous castles, and historic points of interest all within reach of the countries major metropolises of Frankfurt and Cologne. The former garrison city of Koblenz, with its historic old town, is just six kilometers away. Cologne and Frankfurt can be reached in under an hour. As a result, opportunities for extra-curricular activities are boundless.
U.S. citizens will NOT require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Global Education Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Global Education Withdrawal Policy.
Academic Program & Courses
The exchange programs underline the importance of internationality at WHU. Exchange students from their numerous partner universities lend an international flair to the campus and provide an opportunity to work in multicultural teams. Foreign students are fully integrated into the curriculum at WHU. This presents no problems since a large portion of the lectures are held in English. WHU places great importance on providing support and assistance to its guest students.
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Credit & Grade Conversion ScaleClick here to view how credits and grades at WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management will convert to ASU credits and grades.
The WHU housing office will help you in finding suitable accommodation for your stay. WHU offers various furnished housing options in Vallendar ranging from a single room to an apartment. Housing prices range from 300 to 600 Euros per month. The housing application will be done within the scope of the online application. Please note that housing will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Approximately 8 weeks before the start of the semester, you will receive a firm offer, which will have taken into account both the options available and your preferences.
Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your Global Education experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.
Global Education participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.
Disability Accommodations Abroad
Individuals with disabilities can and do participate in Global Education programs, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in Germany, older city sections and more rural towns are less accessible due to centuries-old architecture, which promises cobblestone streets, narrow staircase entry-ways, and small indoor spaces.
LGBTQIA Students Abroad
Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad.
Gender Identity Abroad
When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity.
Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad
Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services. For example, in Germany, racism and discrimination do occur, but seem to be directed more towards immigrants from Africa or the Middle East.
Exchange program participants will pay ASU tuition and fees for the term of the Exchange program, according to the individual student's classification and degree level. In addition to ASU tuition and fees, participants are also responsible for paying the following fees:
Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet or the Academic Year Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.
The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.
Funding Your Global Education Program
Participating in a Global Education program is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.
Steps to Financing Your Global Education Program
Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program
|NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Global Education Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
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