Study Abroad

Studying abroad is a transformative experience where you learn to navigate the complexities of being a global citizen and deepen your understanding of the world and your place in it. Any student at Heidelberg can study abroad regardless of major. Encounter new cultures, mature as a person, become more self-reliant and self-assured, and add this amazing life experience to your resume.

Global Partnerships

American Junior Year at the University of Heidelberg

Study at Germany’s oldest university through our Heidelberg-to-Heidelberg program. You can choose to spend a full year or a semester at one of Europe’s most prestigious universities. This program is a requirement for all German majors, but it open to all students. Learn more about the AJY Program.


Business Academy Aarhus - Study in Aarhus, Denmark for a semester or year at one of Denmark's largest business academies.  This program is great for business and computer science majors.  Some summer options also available. 

South Korea                                   

Through an exclusive partnership, you can study at the University of Ulsan in South Korea for a semester, a year, or a summer exchange program. Not many colleges in the country have connections in South Korea.  

The Netherlands

Hanze University of Applied Sciences Study - business, science, or humanities in Groningen, The Netherlands. 

Study Abroad Organizations

Spanish Studies Abroad

Study in Seville, Alicante or Barcelona Spain; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Havana, Cuba or Cordoba, Argentina. Required for Spanish majors, open to all students.

Cemanahuac Educational Community

This summer program takes you to Cuernavaca, Mexico where you’ll live with a host family while practicing the language and traveling to cultural and archaeological significant sites.

Oxford Study Abroad Program

Study in England at one of the world’s most famous institutions: Oxford University. You’ll work with world-renowned professors and learn through Oxford’s unique tutorial style teaching.

The rest of the world

There are possibilities for study abroad almost anywhere in the world. Heidelberg has affiliations with programs that offer study in various countries around the world such as American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), Athena Abroad, the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), International Studies Abroad, Intercontinental Recruitment and Support Services (IRSS), and Semester at Sea.

Through these programs, our students have studied in places such as Italy, Australia, South Africa, Ghana, China, Morocco, England, Ireland, Turkey, South Korea, and Costa Rica.

Short-Term Study Programs

Heidelberg faculty regularly take classes or groups on trips abroad. In recent years, faculty members have taken students to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Germany, Scotland, Belize, Mexico, and Canada. These trips usually occur over breaks.

Getting Started

Interested in studying abroad? Contact the Office of International Affairs and Studies or email

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