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Center for Global Education


University of Regensburg

Posted on July 22, 2010


A consortial program with Wheaton College, Vanderbilt University and Wesleyan University, students can study abroad during the Spring semester at the University of Regensburg, one of the most respected research institutions in Germany. This program includes intensive German, academic courses and culturally enriching experiences from January through July of each year. The University of Regensburg has 20,000 students and offers a full range of majors in 23 disciplines.


Regensburg, a city of 140,000 inhabitants, is located in Bavaria close to the Czech border. It offers 2,000 years of cultural history and it’s medieval and Renaissance Altstadt is one of the best preserved in Germany. The city is a center of classical musical activity, with concert series, operas, and music festivals.


Fall and Spring Semesters

Courses & Credit

Students enroll in an intensive 2‐credit language course (held before the semester starts) and two or three additional courses for a total of up to 6.0 Wheaton credits. While all German majors are welcome to take courses taught in English; the only condition is that students take the intensive language course before the German semester starts and at least one more Germany language/culture course during the semester. (Out of the 6.0 Wheaton credits available, at least 3.0 must be in German language, literature, or culture taught in German.) It is important for students to realize that they will need to be flexible in choosing courses as the course catalogue for the University of Regensburg is tentative until right before classes begin.

Admission Requirements

Students with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students must have three semesters of college‐ level German language experience.

Housing & Board

Students live in a private room in one of the self‐catered German residence halls located throughout Regensburg.


Wheaton tuition and housing ‐ Expenses covered include tuition & fees, housing, round‐trip group flight from Boston or New York, cultural events, field trip to Berlin, German insurance, linen rental and housing deposit, and a bus pass. Resident permit fees (visa) for all US passport holders are paid by the program.

Other Expenses

Students are responsible for self‐catered board expenses, $500 administrative fee, passport and visa fees (if not a US passport holder),round‐trip airfare to New York or Boston, and supplemental study abroad insurance. Students will also be billed for damages to their housing.


Materials are available in the Center for Global Education.


  • Make an appointment to see Dean Gretchen Young in the Center for Global Education, ext. 4950.
  • Faculty Coordinator: Tessa Lee (email), German Department
  • Program details are subject to change at the discretion of Wheaton Center for Global Education.

Courses of Study

  • American Studies
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • East‐West Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • Folklore Studies
  • Geography
  • German Language & Literature
  • Greek Language & Literature
  • History
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Music & Music Education
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Romance Language & Literature
  • Russian Language & Literature
  • Sociology
  • Theology
  • Political Science

For complete list of courses, check the University of Regensburg's site.

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