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KIU BannerKarlshochschule International University is a private business college located in Karlsruhe, Germany. It's a small university, with a population of fewer than 700 students, and boasts small, personalized class sizes with plenty of contact between professors and their students. Karlshochshule's focus is primarily on international business practices, offering one MA and 12 BA programs with an emphasis on inter-cultural trade, management or finance.

SCSU students interested in studying at Karlshochschule are not required to have a high level of proficiency in German, as every program at the university requires that at least a portion of the curriculum be instructed in English. Students enrolled in German-taught classes will have access to the university's intensive German language courses, designed specifically for international students. To learn more about travelling to Karlshochschule as an exchange student, check out the university's application process.

KIU ResidencesHousing arrangements are made  for international students via the Studentenwerk Housing Department. There are several options including resident halls, private accommodations and a unique home-stay program designed to build connections between students and Karlsruhe residents. Meals are served at a number of dining facilities, and range from exotic fine-dining to cafeteria-style lunches. 

The city of Karlsruhe is one of the warmest and sunniest in Germany, with summers generally in the low- to mid- 70s (Fahrenheit). It was founded on the shores of the river Rhine, and offers students the opportunity to visit and explore botanical gardens, theatres, art galleries and the Karlsruhe Palace, built in 1715. The city extends radially from the palace, giving it a unique layout and its nickname "the fan city."


Students who wish to travel Germany while abroad should be particularly interested in the Karlsruhe Stadtbahn, the rail system which connects the city to other major centers such as Ettlingen and Freudenstadt, near the heart of the Black Forest. The legendary German Autobahn and the InterCityExpress high-speed rail provides students the opportunity to travel to Frankfurt, Freiberg and Munich (among others).  

Due to its close proximity to the French  border, Karlsruhe is also one of the few Germany cities to be connected to the TGV, France's high-speed rail. Travel from the city into Paris takes about 3 hours.