Bundeswehr Summer at UT

Welcome to all our students from Universität der Bundeswehr München! This is one of UT’s longest running special programs and will expose you to interdisciplinary educational and cultural opportunities to further your knowledge of U.S. history and culture.

As a program participant, you can audit two courses from fields of study such as those below. If you’re interested in an area of knowledge outside these disciplines, please email intercultural@austin.utexas.edu. We can help you explore further course options.


  • The American President
  • Global Justice
  • Politics of New Democracies
  • Politics of Ethnicity and Nationalism


  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Health Economics

European Studies

  • Globalization
  • Women and the Holocaust
  • Italian Renaissance, 1350 – 1550

American Studies

  • Pop Music, Race, and U.S. South
  • Tragicomedy of American Democracy

In the spring, UT International Office staff contacts participants via email with instructions on creating an EID and requests course preferences. Participants must select courses that have an ‘s’ in front of the course number (ie: ACC s380K); this indicates that the course is offered during the 2nd session of summer school (the session during which participants will be in Austin). Participants will not register for courses but instead will audit them; International Office staff will assist with this process. Search for courses to audit in the summer 2017 Course Schedule (available March 2017) and learn about how to read the course schedule.

Make sure your course times do not conflict with each other. Also, please select back-up choices in case you are not able to obtain your first choice.

To comprehend a different culture, you have to experience it. We’ve assembled many unique, authentic American and Texan experiences for program participants including:

  • Tackling a team-building low and high ropes course
  • Hiking and exploring Enchanted Rock and Fredericksburg, TX.
  • Building team unity at the Panic Room
  • Ridin’ and ropin’ like a cowherd at Silver Spur Guest Ranch
  • Conquering the a paintball course at Austin Paintball
  • Touring the Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium
  • Watching the largest urban bat colony emerge on a Sunset Bat Cruise


  • Arrival: July 4-6
  • Orientation: July 7
  • First Day Class: July 10
  • Last Class Day: Aug 11 2017 Program Costs


$4600 Program Fee includes

  • Housing
  • Roundtrip Airport Transportation
  • Orientation & Campus Tour
  • UT ID Card
  • Capital Metro Transportation Pass

Additional Expenses

  • Airfare
  • Room & Board
  • Personal Expenses
  • Cross Cultural Workshop
  • Cultural & Educational Excursions
  • 2 Team Building Activities
  • 2 Group Meals
  • Transportation to & from Events
  • Dedicated International Office Staff
  • City Bus Tour
  • Two Audited Courses
  • UT Recreation Sports Membership
  • Library use

As armed forces personnel, you should be exempt from passport and visa requirements under a NATO agreement. However, we still strongly encourage you to carry your German passport. Upon arrival to the U.S. you will need to present your official Military ID Card & NATO travel orders for entry into the country.

The International Office partnered with Simply International to provide housing at a complex very close to campus (walkable to classes). More details to come.

As part of the campus community, you will be eligible to eat at UT's numerous on-campus dining facilities. Jester City Limits, Jester City Market, J2, Cypress Bend and the Littlefield Patio Cafe will all be open during summer 2015. Consult Housing & Food Service's summer schedule for hours of operation and a map of the locations. Cash & credit cards are accepted at all dining facilities.

Your designated program coordinator is Brittany Palmer. You can read more about her here and contact her at:

Brittany Palmer

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