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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Study Abroad Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Apartment Minimum GPA: 3
Class/Credit Status: 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior Areas of Study: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Studies, Economics, Foreign Language, International Business, Management, Marketing
Program Model: Exchange
Program Description:
Host Information | Location | Program Overview | Program Size | Available Dates
Academics | Academic Prerequisites | Housing | Meals | Student Conduct | Orientation
  DHBW (Duale Hochschule Baden Württemberg) Ravensburg


Quick Facts for Prospective Students!
Website in German

DHBW Ravensburg is part of the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg system. The Ravensburg location offers a smaller student population providing for more interaction between students, faculty, and staff, as well as some flexibility for accommodating students' particular academic interests.


Ravensburg, Germany


On this exchange program, you will be a student of DHBW while also being registered at JWU. You will take academic courses taught by the faculty of DHBW. Your courses will be taught in English, and you should expect to take a German language course too. If you are highly proficient in German, you may also select courses taught in that language. You will be able to participate in student activities, gain local knowledge of the area, and explore Germany. For the most part, outside of your course schedule, you are free to structure your experience to meet your personal goals.


The number of participants varies each year as both JWU and the host university try to maintain a balance of incoming and outgoing students. Keep in mind that, if we are able to send additional participants in an academic year, they may be there during a different academic term than you or may have very different course schedules. This is one of the reasons why these program are considered more independent and immersive than other program types.

AVAILABLE DATES *specific dates within host website

The host university sets its own academic calendar, which typically has four academic quarters:
- 1st Quarter (October - December)
- 2nd Quarter (January - late March)
- 3rd Quarter (late March - middle of June)
- 4th Quarter (middle of June - September)  

Most JWU participants choose the 3rd quarter because it allows them to complete Winter Term at JWU prior to going out to start their studies abroad in late March.

Exchange students should expect to be at the host university for the full term of study, as well as arrive early for new student orientation and move-in activities.

Ravensburg 2ACADEMICS

Students select from available academic courses taught in English by the host faculty as part of the International Study Program (ISP). Students who are highly proficient in the host language may have the option of taking additional courses taught in the host language. DHBW Ravenseburg uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Our standard credit ratio is 6 ECTS credits = 4.5 JWU quarter credits.

Students planning to participate in this exchange program should keep open any "elective" credits (such as Arts & Sciences, Career, Free, Hospitality, and Technology Electives) required for their degree because credits completed abroad on an exchange program can most easily fulfill elective credits.

A list of known credit/course equivalencies is available at the "Courses Offered" link in the fact sheet at the top of this page. If you would like to take courses abroad that do not appear on the list of known credit/course equivalencies, we will help you request a new course equivalency. You are required to complete a Study Abroad Exchange and Foreign Course Equivalency Form for your academic plan abroad in order to coordinate your plan with Study Abroad and SAS. Contact your Study Abroad Advisor for assistance in completing and submitting the course equivalency form.

Since host courses are not from the JWU catalog, you will schedule at JWU for a generic placeholder course that is holding the space for the host courses completed abroad. You will only be able to schedule for the placeholder course if you shared your final academic plan with SAS and official summary notes have been written in your JWU degree audit.

Upon completion of the program, the host will send an official transcript to JWU Study Abroad. Previously approved courses which are successfully passed will be applied to the JWU transcript as transfer credit. The typical timeline for your JWU transcript to be updated is 3-5 months.


The host university may or may not have prerequisite requirements for their courses. You can see JWU's prerequisites for our equivalent courses listed in the "Courses Offered" area in the section above the fact sheet at the top of this brochure.


DHBW Ravensburg offers on-campus, mixed student accommodation, where between 2-5 students share a kitchen and bathroom. Each student has an individual room.

Ravensburg 3MEALS

Students are responsible for their own meals. They can cook using the kitchen in the housing facilities.


You must be in good standing with your campus's office of Student Conduct or Student Affairs for the dates of the program.


Each program has a mandatory orientation process which starts the term before your program starts. Failure to participate in the various meetings listed below may jeopardize your ability to participate in the program.

Pre-departure meetings vary according to the program model and typically include discussions, on-line resources, and assignments to ensure you understand your specific program, the courses, housing, costs and other related details. These meetings may be a combination of in-person and web-based meeting formats.

An in-person Study Abroad Retreat is scheduled on each campus with advertised dates, times, and locations to discuss topics relevant to all study abroad programs.

An in-country Orientation is included upon arrival to your program for on-site information and program reminders.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 09/01/2018 ** Depends on Application Date 01/06/2019 06/01/2019
NOTE: Start and end dates are subject to change based on partner institution's academic calendar. These start and end dates are just estimates to help students plan, including planning for the orientations abroad and the full final exam period.

** Indicates final application deadline date for this program. Applications are processed in batches. It may be possible to apply to an earlier batch application deadline. Please see the full list of application deadlines, notification dates, and required commitment dates.