Global Education

Karlshochschule International University – Summer Academy on Intercultural Experience

About Karlshochschule International University

Karlshochschule International University is highly ranked among German-speaking universities and its 8 Bachelor degrees are accredited internationally. Karlshochschule partners with over 100 international universities to provide exchanges to students. Karlshochschule prides itself on providing practical experience to students through field trips and guest lecturers. HPU students will be fully immersed in this culture right along local and other international students. The university is located in Karlsruhe, near the border of France. Students will have easy access to Austria, Switzerland, and many well-known cities in Germany.

Top 3 Reasons to Study Here:

  1. Study in English at an international and intercultural university.
  2. Have easy access to a number of important cities throughout Europe.
  3. Enjoy small class sizes that allow close links between students, professors, and staff.


Quick Facts

Location:  Karlsruhe, Germany (population: 296,000)

University: Karlshochschule International University (students: 650)

Program Website:

Dates: July 17 – 28, 2017

Minimum application requirements: 2.75 GPA and sophomore status


Application deadlines: May 2017

Visa information: See the Visa Information: Germany page for detailed information.

Primary Contact Information: Jutta Walz,


Academic Program

Students can choose between different tracks related to intercultural topics such as intercultural communication, intercultural management, intercultural cooperation or international relations and conflict management. Typical questions addressed are:

  • What are potential grounds for intercultural conflicts in communication situations?
  • How can one deal with culture-specific working and organization styles?
  • How does the economy react to intercultural challenges in an environment of increasing complexity?
  • How are international relations influenced by social conditions and restrictions?

The academy offers an integrated, explorative learning approach combining theory and practice by a close cooperation of academic teachers and intercultural trainers from AFS. Students, faculty and trainers from all over world work together on intercultural topics, facilitated by explorative teaching and learning methods.

ECTS: Participants have the possibility to earn between 3 and 6 ECTS. In order to acquire 3 ECTS points, participants have to participate for the first week and submit an essay. In order to acquire 6 ECTS points, participants have to participate during both weeks and submit a written assignment of 15-20 pages.

Visit the program website for more information.


Credit Transfer

For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.


Housing & Meals

Accommodation and breakfast in nearby hotels can be booked additionally. Moreover, cold and warm drinks and snacks are provided during the coffee breaks, and there is also catering for some of the evening activities.

For the lunch break, students have access to supermarkets, bakeries, café, and restaurants in walking distance of the university.


Student Experience

Students will have quite a few activities and extras included in the price of the program, including:

  • Get-to know party/intercultural dinner
  • Evening lecture
  • World café
  • Barbecue
  • Chill-out at the palace gardens
  • Excursion to a nearby city, e.g. Heidelberg or Strasbourg
  • Excursion with activity, e.g. climbing in the “Fun Forest”
  • Beer garden visit
  • Farewell dinner



2017 Prices:

Tuition fee:

  • 1 week – 600 Euro
  • 2 weeks – 900 Euro


We reserve a contingent of scholarships for qualified applicants from partner universities, covering half of the tuition fee (450 € for the participation in both weeks and 300 € for the participation in only the first week of the program).

Fee for accommodation:

  • 1 week – 180 Euro
  • 2 weeks – 390 Euro

Office of Global Education

Location: Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280
Mailing Address:
High Point University
Office of Global Education
One University Parkway, Drawer 24
High Point, NC 27268  USA

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