Program Details

Students have the opportunity to participate in an established semester study abroad program with a variety of courses taught at the European Study Center as well as at the local partner school, the SRH University Heidelberg.
Heidelberg, Germany
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

The European Study Center is located in Heidelberg, one of Germany's most beautiful and beloved cities, which has long been a center of university education. This world-famous, small romantic town is an ideal place to study European history and culture. Located on the slopes of densely forested hills, Heidelberg is about an hour's train ride from the major urban center of Frankfurt, with access to famous scenic spots such as the Black Forest regions, and is within a few hours' drive from Munich, and the Swiss and Austrian Alps.

Heidelberg is located in the southwestern part of Germany and has a population of approximately 150,000. Students enroll in coursework in English in a variety of subject areas including history, political science, business, and philosophy.

The Intensive Language Program is offered at all levels by highly trained, qualified, university-educated native speakers of German. Teachers at IH Heidelberg — Collegium Palatinum hold university degrees and have teaching experience in German as a foreign language. They speak one or more foreign languages themselves and have experience working with people from various countries and backgrounds. The language of instruction is in German starting with the very first lesson. Students will learn German with authentic text and in communicative situations. Students register for twelve American college credits, with 25 hours of instruction per week, and a total number of 200 contact hours during the eight-week term. Upon acceptance into the program, students are required to complete an online placement exam and an oral exam on the first day of class that will further determine the exact language skills of the student.

Costs Include: Instructional costs, apartment in student residence, Wi-Fi at school and in residence hall, mandatory CISI health and accident insurance, library access, pre-departure information and materials, textbooks, local cultural and recreational activities, one-way airport shuttle upon arrival. Not Included: Airfare, meals, bus/trolley pass, refundable room damage deposit for students living in the residence hall (250 Euros, to be paid upon the student’s arrival in Heidelberg and refunded upon departure), residence permit (for semester students only).

Setting Description:
Students are housed on campus in the Villa Krehl, which is nestled in one of Heidelberg's most charming neighborhoods. Students will benefit from big city living without feeling overwhelmed by traffic and commuting and will enjoy all the luxuries in their newly renovated home away from home. The rooms are comfortably furnished with a bed & linens, clothing armoir, desk, lamp & chair, and a mini-fridge. The residence is located in a safe neighborhood where necessities like grocery shopping or a visit to a pharmacy are just a short walk away. The more extensive downtown pedestrian shopping area is within reasonable walking distance or a short tram ride away.
Please see the CCIS website for current program costs.