Housing is available through Duquesne University. In Cologne, we will stay at the new central location of Cologne Hostel. Students will be housed in double rooms with private bathrooms, including breakfast and within walking distance of the city's main sights, shopping, dining and the classroom building.

These accommodations are both centrally located and students will be housed in double rooms with private bathrooms. Wireless access is provided.  

Spouses and children are welcome. Persons accompanying participants who want to obtain housing through Duquesne or attend the scheduled functions must complete a separate Application Form and pay the Housing Charge, if housed through Duquesne.

Individuals requiring special accommodations should contact the program director so that we can make any necessary arrangements. The University of Cologne offers assistance for students who need special accommodations.The University of Cologne offers assistance for students who need special accommodations for lodging.

In Cologne classes will meet at the Institute for American Law on the campus of the University of Cologne, which is within walking distance to the city center. The classroom offers wireless access with a projector and screen, and holds up to 25 students. Visitors with disabilities can be accommodated.


  • All students must have a valid passport.
  • Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Germany.
  • Students not arranging housing through Duquesne will be responsible for making alternative arrangements.
  • Duquesne University will not be responsible for any personal injury, property damage or illness encountered by participating students during the program. All students are advised to purchase appropriate medical, accidental and travel insurance.

Travel Alerts

It is important for students to familiarize themselves with current travel conditions before traveling. For up-to-date travel information, students should always check the United States Department of State web site, which provides up-to-date travel information and warnings at the following address:

Travel Alerts