Heidelberg at Heidelberg Summer Program in German and European Studies

car in germanyMay 24 – July 5, 2014
See the 2014 Heidelberg at Heidelberg Summer Program Brochure

Located in the heart of Europe, the city of Heidelberg is widely considered to be among the most beautiful in Germany. Nestled in a lush green valley along the banks of the Neckar River, this historic city sits calmly below its iconic castle and is home to Germany’s oldest university. Universität Heidelberg was founded in 1386 and is today one of the most prestigious schools in the country.

The Summer Program Center is situated in the bustling city center, right on University Square. Surrounded by shops, theaters, museums and libraries, there is much to explore in and around the city.

Come join us this summer and create your own European experience!
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Program Highlights

  • Universität Heidelberg faculty
  • Homestays with German families
  • Study trip to Berlin
  • German Rail Pass for weekend travel


GER 100: Beginning German I, II (6 credit hrs.)
GER 200: Intermediate German I, II (6 credit hrs.)
GER 300: Advanced German I, II (6 credit hrs.)
GER 307: Topics course focusing on German language and travel, culture, business, European Union, Berlin history, literature and composition. Topics are offered on a rotating basis.

group in germanyCredits

Students will earn nine (9) credits for the summer term.

The program fee of $ 6,000.00 covers:

  • Tuition
  • Room and board with host families
  • Additional meal stipend
  • Heidelberg public transportation pass
  • Excursions and cultural events, including the trip to Berlin
  • Airport transfers
  • A German Rail Pass
  • Accident & liability insurance
  • An official transcript

Not included are the transatlantic flight, books, health insurance, personal expenses.

Refund Policy: In case of a withdrawal before the official start of the summer program, the program fee minus $250 will be returned to the applicant. If unforeseen circumstances make it impossible for a student to continue with the summer program, he/she will be refunded the program fee minus 10% each week until the last week of June at which time there is no refund.
Eligibility: Participants are enrolled at a U.S. college or university, and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75. There is no German prerequisite for the beginner level, but one semester of German is recommended.
Financial Aid: Students should discuss financial aid opportunities with the study abroad advisor on their home campus.

Download Application
The application needs to be printed, completed, and sent with a non-refundable deposit of $20 by March 1. Apply early and save! Reduce your program fee by $100 when applying by February 1 and confirming your participation by March 1.