Otto-Friedrich-Universität (Bamberg, Germany)

Roanoke College's exchange with Otto-Friedrich-Universität in Bamberg, Germany is designed to help American students enhance their German language skills and gain firsthand knowledge of German culture. Bamberg is in the center of Germany, approximately 120 miles east of Frankfurt and an equal distance north of Munich. A charming medieval town composed of winding streets and quaint architecture, Bamberg is known for its history, scenic beauty, and quaint cafés. The historic Altstadt (Old Town) area of Bamberg as been declared a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO. No previous German language skill is required, and many classes are taught in English.


The Bamberg program is a bilateral exchange of benefits including tuition and fees only. Students pay room and board in Germany.

Application deadlines and procedures

The deadline for application to this program is rolling. See Carmen Boggs-Parker in the Office of International Education for a copy of the application.