Loyola University Maryland

International Programs

Universitat Koblenz-Landau–Koblenz, Germany

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  • Contact: Renee Harris
  • School: Universitat Koblenz-Landau
  • Course Equivalencies   
    NOTE: Course offerings at the University of Koblenz change from semester to semester. Course registration takes place abroad and the course offerings from the specific term you will be abroad will be made available to you once you arrive overseas. Therefore, it is imperative to have as many course options (electives preferably) as possible to counter any registration problems, like course cancellations or course time conflicts. Students will have to work with department chairs immediately after their academic review with the Office of International Programs to discuss what learning aims or course content the chairs will be looking for when seeking course approvals during the registration period in Koblenz.  You will need to keep all course approval information for your file by submitting them to your program advisor. Also, keep a set of approvals for your records as well.  
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History

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.

Critera for Remaining in the Program

Studying abroad is a privilege that students have to earn by receiving and maintaining the required cumulative GPA to be accepted into the Koblenz program. Students must also demonstrate through their disciplinary record (on and off campus) to the Office of International Programs they are able to represent Loyola University Maryland and the United States by displaying such characteristics as honesty, integrity and personal responsibility for self and others by making wise choices and avoiding risky and/or harmful behavior that could jeopardize their privilege to study abroad.

Therefore, once you are accepted into the Koblenz program, it is also YOUR responsibility to keep your spot in the program. This includes your academic and disciplinary records at Loyola, which the Office of International Programs will review a second time.

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.800 (no rounding up) by the end of the semester prior to going abroad. Not maintaining the cumulative GPA of 2.800 could result in removal from the program. Summer (at Loyola or away) school will not be considered as an appeal to remain in the Koblenz program. Students will be financially responsible for any bills incurred by the Office of International Programs on the student’s behalf.

In addition to maintaining the academic requirement to study abroad, a student must also maintain the disciplinary requirement and not get into ANY disciplinary trouble after being accepted into the program. When a student gets into disciplinary trouble AFTER receiving his/her acceptance, this strongly indicates to the Office of International Programs the student is not taking the opportunity he/she has been given to study abroad seriously, and it could also be an indicator of potential behavioral problems while abroad.  If a student receives any disciplinary sanctions after being accepted into the Koblenz program, he/she can be removed from the program and the student will be financially responsible for any payments made on his/her behalf. The student will be billed for these items.

Academics

  • 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.
  • All courses are taught in German
  • Students will experience a European-style educational system, very different from Loyola. Students should register for a full-semester of credits for a total of fifteen credits or five courses for the spring semester and ten courses and thirty credits for the year.
  • Students cannot take more than six courses/eighteen credits per semester (two semesters only) at the University of Koblenz, which includes the German Experience and any on-line courses taken through Loyola.

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.

Housing

  • Students may opt to live in a dormitory or with a German family. Dormitories are shared by Germans, Americans, and other internationals.

Cost

  • 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.

Benefits

  • A full-immersion language experience
  • An independent study abroad experience

Application Requirements

  • An application with a brief essay must be submitted by December 4 (Wednesday after Thanksgiving break) for the spring or full-year term.

Course Equivalencies

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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.