Heidelberg at Heidelberg Summer Program in German and European Studies

May 22 – July 3, 2016
See the 2016 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! Take a tour of Heidelberg via our Facebook site.

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: German/European Studies Seminar (3 credit hrs.)

Topics course focusing on Contemporary Culture, Politics and Economics in Germany and Europe. Topics may vary each summer.

For detailed course descriptions please click the link.

Note: This seminar will be conducted in English for students enrolled in GER 100. Students enrolled in GER 200 & GER 300 will take the class in German.

group in germanyCredits

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

The program fee of $ 6,275.00 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, and personal expenses.

Eligibility and Admissions


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.

Download Application

The application needs to be printed, completed, and sent with a non-refundable deposit of $25 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.

Payment Information

Bills are sent by April 20th. Payment must be received by May 1st. Please feel free to contact Barb Gabel to discuss any tuition related matters or to ask questions regarding your payments.

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.

Financial Aid

Students should discuss financial aid opportunities with the study abroad advisor on their home campus.

Program Cancellation and Changes

Heidelberg University reserves the right to cancel the program and to make changes or alterations in the program and/or program itineraries at any time as may be required because of emergency, changed conditions, or the University’s determination that such cancellation, changes or alterations are in the best interest of the program or its participants. Heidelberg University is not responsible for changes or alterations to or cancellation of programs by the host institution. Heidelberg University shall have no liability to any participants, their parents or any other third party for the cancellation of the program or any changes or alterations to the program.