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In existence for over 45 years, this exchange program between the state of Oregon and the state of Baden-Württemberg has given several generations of Oregon students the opportunity to live and study at one of fifteen universities in one of Germany’s most prosperous and scenic regions. 

In the southwest corner of Germany, Baden-Württemberg is home to some of the oldest, most renowned and prestigious universities in Germany.  It also offers a particularly attractive living environment:  carefully tended villages; interesting urban town centers; the beautiful landscapes of the Black Forest, Neckar River Valley, Lake Constance, and Swabian Alps; and much historical, cultural, and artistic diversity. 

On this exchange program, students can take German language/culture courses and/or regular courses in almost any field of study at the German university.  The program is suitable for all students who have completed two years or more of college-level German or the equivalent. Students with only one year of college-level German can also apply, but are limited to the University of Tübingen, a lovely university town where the Oregon Study Center is located.


  • Encompassing fifteen different universities with various specialty areas, the Baden-Württemberg program offers a wide variety of disciplines and courses.

  • An experienced full-time Resident Director in the Oregon Study Center in Tübingen provides on-site support to students.

  • Every student on the exchange program is eligible for a generous monthly stipend provided by the education ministry of Baden-Württemberg.

  • Baden-Württemberg borders Switzerland and France, and is a great starting point for traveling in Europe.

  • Freiburg has a reputation for being Germany’s “greenest city.”

The Oregon University System International Programs are cooperative programs to which all students in public universities in Oregon and select private partner universities have access. The programs are predominately reciprocal exchanges that not only send students abroad, but also bring students to Oregon campuses. It is through these direct relationships that students and faculty connect with partner institutions abroad and bring diversity to Oregon universities.

Campus Contact

Eastern Oregon University

Janet Camp

Inlow Hall 109E
La Grande, OR 97850

(541) 962-3406

Oregon Institute of Technology

Deanne Pandozzi

Klamath Falls, OR 97601
(541) 885- 1847

Oregon State University*

Leslie Lundborg or
Marit Legler

International Programs
1600 SW Western Blvd., Suite 290 or

(541) 737-6465 or (541) 737-3772


Portland State University

Rachel Goff

International Affairs, East Hall 101
Portland, OR 97207

(503) 725-4195

Southern Oregon University

Mary Gardiner

International Programs
Stevenson Union 321
Ashland, OR 97520

(541) 552-6336

University of Oregon

Diane Pritchard

International Programs
Oregon Hall 330
Eugene, OR 97403

(541) 346-1226

Western Oregon University

Alaric Trousdale

Study Abroad &
International Exchanges
APS 501
Monmouth, OR 97361
(503) 838-8493

* Also serves as the program Coordinator/Assistant.

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