Helping students find their purpose with distinction is not just a motto at Heidelberg University, it is a mission. That is why Heidelberg students are provided with unique opportunities to find their purpose through our Distinctive Programs, which includes a variety of study abroad choices, research opportunities and the chance to present at our Minds at Work: Student Research Conference. This is in addition to:
- AIM Hei Academic Mentoring
- American Junior Year in Germany (AJY)
- Center for Historic and Military Archaeology
- Heidelberg English Language Institute
- Life of the Mind Honors Program
- Media Communication Center
- National Center for Water Quality Research
- Patricia Adams Lecture Series
- Student Learning Trips
- Study Abroad
- WISH Internships
- Women's Leadership Initiative
In the AIM Hei program, students work with their faculty mentors one-on-one to plan their unique paths through their educational experience at Heidelberg. This path may include our Honors Program that is comprised of four intellectual areas: the Scholar, the Scientist, the Artist and the Citizen.
Standout educational opportunities are offered through the Center for Historic and Military Archaeology, where students participate in archaeological digs, and learn to classify and catalog items found at historic battlefields. Also, the National Center for Water Quality Research provides students with opportunities to monitor water samples from the streams and tributaries leading in to Lake Erie and the Ohio River.
We aim to make the transition to college in the United States easier for our international and non-English speaking students with the Heidelberg English Language Institute. Students enter intensive English language training combined with cultural orientation to for those whose native language is not English.
Created by women, the Patricia Adam Lecture Series (PALS) and the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) are open to male students, too. PALS brings to campus exceptional female speakers from a broad spectrum of personal and professional backgrounds. The speakers give keynote addresses, but also have smaller, more personal, sessions with students during their visits. The WLI was designed by students for students and offers a Leadership Certificate that appears on your transcript once completed.