Program Details

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 foreig
Location:
Heidelberg, Germany
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The International House Heidelberg — Collegium Palatinum is located in 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 learn German. 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. Founded in 1958, the IH Heidelberg - Collegium Palatinum offers German courses all year round, at all levels for participants who want to learn German intensively and effectively.

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 have two housing options. The first option is to live in a state-of-the-art and trendy "Bahnstadt-quarter". It provides modern fully-furnished single apartments (about 21m²) with a built-in kitchen and bathroom. The public areas offer inviting rooms for socializing, common learning, cooking and relaxing. There is a TV- lounge for all, a modern fitness area, a shared kitchen, and washing machines and dryers in the laundry centre. High-speed internet and cable TV is included. The second housing option is to live with a host family, which can be arranged for those students who are looking for exposure to everyday life in Germany. For transitional periods before and after the regular semester, participants can choose from the many hostels in Heidelberg. Recreational activities include guided tours in and around Heidelberg, visits to local cultural and historic sites, museums, sports and social events.
Cost:
Please see the CCIS website for current program costs.

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