Introduction to Tübingen

Oregon students have long enjoyed studying German in historic Tübingen, a beautiful university town in the southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg.

The Spring Intensive Program (SIP) is designed for students who have completed two terms or one semester of first year German. Students earn the equivalent of the third term of first year German and all of second year German in one semester of intensive language study.

With 25,000 students among its 85,000 inhabitants Tübingen combines the vitality of a young and cosmopolitan student community with the charm of a medieval town with half-timbered houses, narrow alleyways, and steep gabled roofs.


  • Spend spring term in Germany and earn 18-24 credits in German language, culture and civilization.
  • Enjoy excursions and fieldtrips in one of the most beautiful states in Germany.
  • Get a taste of German everyday life in one of its most vibrant university towns.
  • Experienced full-time on-site director provides support.

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.

Additional Resources

What is Oregon Abroad?

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