Pädagogische Hochschule, Weingarten
In 2006, Samford University established an exchange program in Germany with Pädagogische Hochschule Weingarten, or the Weingarten University of Education. Located in the picturesque town of Weingarten, the city forms part of a thriving community in southern Germany near both Lake Constance and the Alps. The majority of students at the University of Education follow a basic undergraduate curriculum in education, though the program is open to Samford students in all different disciplines. The University offers a wide variety of subjects which include humanities, fine arts and physical education. Successful Samford exchange students may study at the University for either one semester (spring semester only) or a full year. Samford students pay Samford tuition, room, board, round-trip transportation, local transportation, medical insurance and health service fees, passport and visa costs, course materials, and personal and incidental expenses. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Prior German language experience is preferred for applicants. Sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in applying to Weingarten should contact the International Studies Director in Brooks Hall or call (205) 726-2064 early in the semester prior to intended attendance.