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BSBA Germany Internship Abroad
Vallendar, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: WUSTL applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
App Deadline
WU Decision Date
Start Date
End Date
Spring 2017 05/02/2016
Rolling Admission 01/04/2017 05/05/2017
Fall 2017 02/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.

Deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Adviser:
Liz Shabani
Additional Opportunities:
Internship, Research
Program Description:

Germany Internship Program


Students earn 15 credits, study German and participate in an internship in a program at the Otto Beisheim School of Management at WHU in Vallendar. Students will spend four weeks taking an intensive language and information seminar in Vallendar followed by a full-time 15-week internship. The Career Services department of WHU will work with students to find an internship placement with a German or European company. In conjunction with the internship, you will complete a significant research project in English and perform an oral presentation of your research at the end of your program.

Although students will spend the first four weeks in Vallendar, the internship can take place anywhere in Germany. Students will have to create a German C.V. and will need to interview with WHU staff in their pre-departure seminar. Internships are required of all WHU students, so Olin students will be very involved in the placement process just as the WHU students are. While interning, students will complete an online internship course using a model developed by the Weston Career Center, for 1.5 credits and they will complete and applied research paper working with WHU faculty for an additional 3 credits.


If you would like to learn more about this particular program or about any of the other study abroad opportunities, you can reach out to one of our Ambassadors, who have participated in one of the Olin programs in the past. To see the full list of Ambassadors, please click here.


All of our European program students in the spring (London, Paris, Koblenz and Madrid participants) participate in a weeklong European Study Tour (last week of January) while abroad. This tour is designed to give students an intense introduction to the aspects  and challenges facing the European Union. Each student will visit a pre-assigned EU country in a pair. During the visit, the pairs will meet with government and business experts to research their country’s attitudes about a specific issue such as enlargement or the Euro financial crisis. Each student will then travel to Brussels, Belgium to represent his or her country at a mini-parliament exercise where students will debate the current assigned issue. There is an additional cost of $1300 for the logistics of the two trips, which will be arranged by Olin. Students will earn 1.5 credits for the European Study Tour.


Late August to mid-December

Early January to mid-May


All students participating in Olin semester programs are required to enroll and participate in pre-departure and post-departure coursework. INTL 300A Planning for International Learning is a 1 credit mini-B course designed to prepare students for their experience overseas the semester before they actually travel. INTL 300B Applying International Experiences is a 0.5 required mini-A post-departure class that will discuss what students learned while abroad and help students articulate those lessons for employers, graduate schools, etc. Both of these classes will meet approximately 3 times during the semester before and after the study abroad experience.


Students do not have the option to select other course work in this particular program. All graded course will be calculated in your WU GPA. You will earn a total of 15 credits in this program with the following program of study:
  • 12 week internship
  • 6.5 credits at WHU
  • 1.5 units of an internship/research paper
  • 1.5 units MGT 450I - an online course designed to deepen the overall learning gained from your internship
  • 1.5 units MGT 450Z - for the European Study Tour
  • 3 credits of Germany language


The International Internship Programs are open to all Olin juniors and seniors who have completed equivalent of 4 semesters of course work (60 units). BSBA students must have completed the prerequisite courses that relate to the field or industry in which they want to intern. For example, finance placements require FIN 340, marketing placements require MKT 370, etc. There is a minimum GPA requirement of a 3.0 in your overall course work and a 3.0 in your professional course work. Prior knowledge of German is strongly recommended.

Completion of Finance 340, MEC 292 are specific requirements for any second major or minor.

Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are not eligible.  You must not only meet the minimum eligibility criteria, but also show the type of intellectual curiosity, personal maturity, academic rationale and social flexibility necessary for a successful study abroad experience.


German 301D (must have been taken for a grade and not pass/fail)


The WHU - Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management - is a private, state-accredited business school of university ranking. It was founded in 1984 through private initiative and, in turn, it fosters private initiative. It is supported by the non-profit WHU Foundation (Stiftung Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Unternehmensführung).

WHU officials are responsible for securing the internship placement for our students. WHU places great importance on providing support and assistance to its guest students. The "International Programs" Department at WHU provides advice and practical assistance in finding housing and mastering everyday problems. V.I.P., an initiative established by WHU students, makes a vital contribution to the integration of our visitors.


Students will live in Vallendar while completing their language studies. Each student will then live in another city during their work placements. Typically, students will live with a family, in student residences, or in apartments. Housing accommodations will vary as it will depend upon the city and the company where the student completes his/her internship. In recent years, students have lived in Cologne, Bonn, Frankfurt and Hamburg. WHU's International Office will assist each Olin student in finding the right type of accommodation for each student based upon the lifestyle questionnaire that will be completed.


If you don't have your passport, you should start this process once you submit your application.


Information about this process will be sent directly to the applicant after acceptance.


Overseas Programs will enroll all WU-approved study abroad students in a basic accident and sickness plan through HTH Worldwide, a leading provider of international health insurance. This plan should be seen as supplemental to the student’s existing domestic health coverage, not as a replacement.  We do not recommend a reduction or suspension of existing domestic coverage in light of enrollment in HTH insurance. For more information, click here.

In addition to your WU health insurance, you will be required to obtain health insurance in Germany. Mandatory insurance is around € 50 per month. Details on their health insurance will be sent with the admission packet.


Students are assessed the current WU tuition rate. These fees are paid directly to WU. If you are a financial aid recipient, then your financial aid will apply towards these charges.
Housing € 2,000/month*
Books € 100
Food $2,000
Liability Insurance € 40-80/month
Personal expenses $1,500
HTH Insurance $250
Airfare $1,800
European Study Tour $1,300
Residence Permit € 110
*Charges for housing are assessed by the month, regardless of the day he/she arrives or leaves.

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Program dates and prices are estimates. Program information subject to change.

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