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  • Locations: Vallendar, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Jolie Roetter Language Pre-requisite: none
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Click here for a definition of this term Non-AU Students Accepted by AU: No
Language of Instruction: English Language Courses Offered: No
Housing: Shared Apt. Internship: No
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Structured Degree Level: Undergraduate
Program Description:
Each summer, Kogod's German partner institution (WHU) offers the European Bachelor Summer Institute as a three-week course on "The Business, Political and Cultural Environment in Europe" for undergraduate students of WHU's international partner universities.

The program takes place at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, located just outside of Koblenz in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Vallendar is just one hour north of Frankfurt.

The two-week program, offers a four US credit hour class focusing on the following topics:
  •     Trade Integration in Europe and the European Union
  •     Monetary Integration in Europe: The Euro as Europe's Common Currency
  •     Competing in European Markets
  •     Operations Management in Europe - Embracing Sustainability
  •     Business Environment and Strategies of Foreign Direct Investment Investors in Central and Eastern Europe
  •     European Marketing

The European Bachelor Summer Institute is tailored to Bachelor students in business administration, who are interested to learn more about the business environment in Europe. The program integrates cultural experiences and practical business examples, including on-site visits. The summer institute is taught entirely in English. As the program lasts until late Friday evening, the departure day is Saturday.


WHU offers visiting students a variety of housing options, all within walking distance to the campus. Students can opt for a private apartment or one of the dormitories or guesthouses on or near campus, in single or shared accommodations. Campus housing prices range from 400-500 Euro for the length of the program, and rent is paid online. Housing requests are part of the overall application, and housing assignments will be distributed by WHU on a first come, first served basis. More information about housing during the program can be found on WHU's website.

Passport & Visa

Once accepted into the program, students are solely responsible for obtaining a passport and any visas or other immigration documents required for their stay in Germany, including any related fees. The Kogod Office of Global Learning Programs will support students in this endeavor with any required letters from the school. Students should visit the German Consulate website as well as the Embassy website for their home country to validate entry and exit requirements. Details for US citizens regarding these requirements and other pertinent information can be found on the US State Department website. US citizens are required to hold a valid passport, but do not need a visa for a stay of this duration.


Tuition: Standard Summer tuition for four credits (KSB 349), calculated per the Summer tuition and fee schedule posted on the Student Accounts website, will be billed by and paid directly to AU. This also covers mandatory supplemental emergency travel insurance through AU.

Program Fee: In addition to tuition, there is a program fee of € 579 paid directly to WHU as part of the application process. The program fee includes course pack material, airport shuttle, welcome and farewell receptions, lunches, various cultural events and company visits, and bus ticket.

Housing: Housing is arranged through WHU and the cost of housing is paid directly to them (or your off-campus landlord if you choose a private apartment).

Travel: Students are responsible for the reservation and payment of travel to and from Germany.

Passport & Visa: Students are responsible for obtaining a passport, visa (if required), or other required immigration documents, including related fees.

Incidentals: Meals, local transportation, health insurance, Resident Permit expenses, books, academic supplies, basic housing set-up, laundry, cell phone service, toiletries, shopping and souvenirs, etc. are the student's responsibility.

Financial Aid: Students planning to use financial aid should consult with the Financial Aid office to determine coverage and eligibility.

Please note that all application materials must be submitted to Kogod Global Learning, and not directly to WHU.

The next programs will take place May 29 to June 17, 2022.

To learn more about this exciting program, please see the WHU program website.
Please note that in order for your application to be considered, you must first apply via AU. After your application is reviewed and selected, you will be notified that you may begin the process of applying to WHU. You may not apply directly to WHU without AU approval.