Location: Stuttgart, Germany, Europe

Program Type: UMSL Exchange Program

Special Notes: Students pay UMSL tuition plus a program fee. See cost information below. 

Language of Instruction: English and a German language course

UMSL Term Abroad: Summer. Students can also participate on semester or year exchange at this institution.

Approximate or Known Dates Abroad:
May 19 - June 27, 2014 (dates for 2015 coming soon)

UMSL Eligibility Requirements. This program is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Important Dates: Regular Application Deadline

Subjects Available: (may change annually; see website  for current offerings)

  • Art History
  • Communication
  • International Business
  • Languages - German

Program Description: The Summer University at the University of Stuttgart is an excellent opportunity for students who have had little or no exposure to German to experience a total immersion in the German language and culture right in the heart of Europe.

Academics: Students take one German language course and one content course taught in English. Approximately 6 credit hours.  

Housing: The University of Stuttgart will organise housing with host families or in a student dorm. Most families live within 30 minutes commuting time from the university.

Activities and Programs: Stuttgart Summer School offers organized group excursions for additional cost.

Location: Stuttgart is the cultural centre of the State of Baden-Württemberg with a wealth of theatres and concert halls. It is also the home of the world-famous ballet and there are museums and art galleries as well as academies of music and art. At one of the music halls you can enjoy famous musicals like "Das Phantom der Oper" or "42nd Street". Since the nieneties of the last century Stuttgart has become the centre for German Hip Hop. Numerous discos and music clubs are spread all over the city.

Stuttgart is also one of the most important business locations and industrial centres in Germany. Many of Germany's renown companies like Mercedes-Benz and Bosch have factories here. In addition, there are numerous smaller companies involved in the production of machine tools, textiles and clothes, precision instrumtents, food and luxury items. There are also companies that specialize in woodworking, leather processing and making shoes or musical instruments as well as a number of large breweries. There is also a small paper and chemical industry.

Summer School Website: 

Cost Estimates for 2014*

Use the Budget Worksheet to compare the below cost to your personal budget or living on campus at UMSL.

Program Fee Includes:

  • Instruction
  • Organized course related excursions
  • Homestay option cost includes breakfast
Tuition $1,895
Books and course materials $10
Mandatory HTH insurance $60
Program Fee $750
Accommodations $675
Meals & Personal Expenses $1,500
Airfare $1,325
Local Transportation $200
Other $-
Total $6,425*

* UMSL tuition fees are based on 6 undergraduate credit hours at the 2014/15 rate - 2015/16 tuition rate TBA in April. Non-resident fees may apply.
* Airline estimate based off of online search to and from Paris
* Please note that expenses are ESTIMATES. Costs vary depending on the exchange rate, the inflation rate, individual spending habits, and amount of extra travel. The cost estimate above does not include visa expenses, personal expenses, independent travel, which vary widely from student to student.
* Program information is subject to change.
* Stuttgart Program Fee for 2014