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  • Locations: Reutlingen, Germany
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: Auburn applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Auburn University Exchange Program College/School: College of Human Sciences
Click here for a definition of this term AU Faculty Leader(s): Pamela Ulrich, Majors Eligible: Apparel Merchandising, Design & Production Management Majors, Other Majors upon approval
Click here for a definition of this term Student Level: JR-Junior, SR-Senior Click here for a definition of this term Undergraduate GPA Requirement: 2.25 (Undergraduates)
Attendance Requirement: 100% Attendance Is Required
Program Description:
Human Sciences International
Fashion Retail Exchange Program
at Reutlingen University


The program is designed to give fashion students experience living, studying, and experiencing a different culture. Fashion is a global industry and exposure to the international nature of fashion and gaining experience living studying, and working with people from other countries will greatly benefit the Auburn and Reutlingen students. Reutlingen is a leading German university with a strong commitment to international education.
Students can learn more about the University and courses by visiting the Reutlingen University Website.


  • Auburn University students with at least junior standing.
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.25
  • Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.


Spring 2020

  • 15 October 2019: Application deadline
  • 1 March 2020: Approximate arrival date
  • 15 March 2020: Approximate date classes begin
  • 22 July 2020: Approximate date classes/exams end


Courses are taught in English in a upper division courses required for the BSc in the International Fashion Retail program at Reutlingen University. Select the following document to find information about pre-approved courses offered on this program: HS.Reutlingen PreApproved Courses.pdf.

Course Offerings in English: Spring 2020

Students may also obtain approval to take courses that are not pre-approved. Students should only consult the course list for the term they are planning to study at Reutlingen University to have the correct, updated course offering. Refer to the the Reutlingen University website and contact the Auburn Faculty Director for current course offerings. Please note that this list does not guarantee exact credit equivalency until students complete the course approval form as part of their application.


Auburn students pay Auburn tuition and fees for a full time student equal to 12 hours (based on their residency status) for semester programs.The student will be enrolled in the Auburn Exchange Course (UNIV 3000) while abroad. Students will not pay tuition to the host university but may pay other fees and are also responsible for their meals, books, housing, and airfare. Auburn students will also pay for the International Emergency Travel Self Insurance for the duration of their program abroad.

Download a copy of the Estimated 2018 HS Reutligen Exchange Budget.pdf.


Students will live in on-campus residence halls at Reutlingen University. After being accepted to the program, students will apply for housing on the Reutlingen University website. More information on this process can be found on page 10 of the Reutlingen University International Student Handbook.


Reutlingen, Germany

In 1988, Reutlingen became a city of over 100,000 inhabitants and is still growing. It is now the ninth largest city in Baden-Württemberg, and is well-known as a prosperous and attractive place to live, study and work. Modern architecture, the public library and museums, busy shopping districts and arcades, the weekly market, cafés, restaurants to suit all tastes, and bistros are just a few of the places where you can relax and meet people. Learn more about Reutlingen University by reading the Reutlingen University International Student Handbook.


Independent excursions are at your own cost – there are none included in the program. However, the relative proximity of Reutlingen to European cultural and fashion centers (Paris, Dusseldorf, Vienna, Rome, London) can encourage students to take excursions to these cities as well. These would be independent excursions, but intra-European train and plane fares are quite reasonable.


If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.


  • U.S. Citizens with a valid passport traveling to Germany for short visits of 90 days or less do not need visas to enter Germany.
  • U.S. Citizens staying longer than 90 days will need to obtain a student visa (semester study will require a visa). This can be obtained after arriving in Germany.
  • Non-U.S. Citizens must check on visa requirements for visits of any duration in Germany.


  • Contact the Faculty Director listed at the top of this page.

This program is currently not accepting applications.