Koblenz is one of the most beautiful cities on the Rhine. Loyola has had an exchange relationship with Universitat Koblenz-Landau since 1993. The university unites the Rhineland and the Palatinate regions. There are 13,000 students.
Critera for Acceptance
- Typically sophomores and juniors with a cumulative average of 3.0, but students with a 2.75 cumulative average should apply.
- Students who can find courses which fit their Loyola academic program and allow full-time participation.
- Students who are neither on disciplinary probation nor have a history of serious disciplinary problems should apply.
- Consult the office of international programs as early as possible to get assistance on course selections at Loyola so that you are prepared for Koblenz.
- This exchange is designed for German majors, and minors who have majors in the humanities curriculum.
- Students must have completed their intermediate level of German before applying.
- Six credits for the German experience are done in Koblenz prior to the start of University courses.
- One does 3 University courses. One of these 3 may be done in English, if available.
- Almost all courses are taught in German.
Length of Stay
- This exchange is offered for a spring semester, or for a full academic year.
- Loyola students generally attend the university’s summer term, which runs from mid-April to mid-July (our spring term). The pre-term work starts in late February.
- Students may opt to live in a dormitory or with a German family. Dormitories are shared by Germans, Americans, and other internationals.
- Students are eligible for consideration for all forms of federal, state, institutional and private sources of aid, except the federal work-study program. Students studying abroad for a semester or full academic year will forfeit the value of a federal work-study assignment.
- Students pay tuition to Loyola.
- Students will pay all other expenses, such as housing, airfare, meals, insurance, visa, and any other incidentals to the host university or its affiliate while abroad.
- A full-immersion language experience
- An independent study abroad experience
- An application with a brief essay must be submitted by Dec. 1, for the spring or full year term.
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This is a working list of the course equivalencies for the Loyola-Koblenz exchange.
The course approvals and equivalencies provided are the most current for the office of international programs. Once accepted to a study abroad program, students will have an academic interview with the appropriate director and will be advised on their course selection.
Please be advised: All students are solely responsible for informing themselves about the status of these courses. Course approvals and equivalencies may change at a moments notice. This means you should confirm if the following courses are approved, or if the courses have been removed.
If there are other courses you desire to take, and they are not on the course equivalency list; you must get written course approval by the department chair. The courses that you choose should fit into your degree audit and enable you to graduate on time.