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Indiana University Bloomington

Undergraduate Program

Study Abroad

IU Administered Semester Exchange Program
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
Vallendar, Germany


Program Location

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The town of Vallendar, where the WHU Campus Vallendar is located, is part of the UNESCO World Heritage region at the heart of one of the most beautiful and ancient cultural landscapes, the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Cities such as Koblenz, Cologne, Mainz, and Frankfurt can be reached in under an hour.

Program Partner

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is an internationally oriented, private business school. Founded in 1984, WHU is one of the most renowned German Business Schools and partners with over 200 universities around the world.

Program Dates

  • Spring: Early January to early May
  • Fall: Late August to mid-December

Academic Overview

  • Required German language course (based on placement exam)
  • Business classes in English with domestic and international students
  • 15 IU credits which is 5 classes in business or global studies (in addition to the language course)
  • Program will satisfy the IU World Language and Culture Requirement

To be eligible for the Vallendar program, you must:

  • Be a business student on the Bloomington campus only making normal degree progress
  • Be in at least your third full-time semester of college
  • Have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Have (or will have) completed by the start of the program E201, E202 and the Business Integrative Core 

Complete eligibility and selection criteria are outlined within the Academic Policies and Procedures of the IU Office of Overseas Study. Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of the match between the program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during the program period are not eligible.

Housing Accommodations

Students are housed in university apartments or renovated residence buildings with other international students near campus and accessible by public transportation. Kelley students often select the single residence in the historical Heerstraße building or one of the shared flats in the modern Höhrer Straße apartment complex. Both options include internet as well as private or shared kitchen and laundry facilities.

Estimated Program Costs

  • Fee paid to IU: (academic fees, health insurance)
    • Indiana Resident: $4,598
    • Nonresident: $15,669

A $500 deposit will be due to the IU Office of Overseas Studies within two weeks of acceptance.

  • Housing: $2,500
  • Meals: $1,300
  • Books/supplies: $100
  • Local transportation: $200
  • Miscellaneous: $750

Note: Airfare, personal expenses, and vacation travel are additional costs.

Financial Aid

Additional Information and Resources

Fall 2014 Application Deadline: Monday, February 3, 2014

The online application will be accessible on this website starting Monday, January 6, 2014.

Note: The WHU Exchange Program is extremely competitive and we strongly encourage you to apply to an alternate Kelley School of Business Overseas Study Program as a backup.

An IU committee reviews applications for selection and final approval. Notification of application status will be sent electronically within two weeks of the application deadline.