This world-famous, small romantic town is an ideal place to study European history and culture. 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. Heidelberg is located in the southwestern part of Germany and has a population of approximately 150,000.
Students have the opportunity to participate in a great semester and summer study abroad program in Heidelberg, Germany with a variety of courses taught at the European Study Center as well as at the local partner school, the SRH University Heidelberg. All courses are taught in English so that students can efficiently work towards graduation while experiencing student life the German way. The program includes numerous cultural excursions to surrounding cities and countries. Courses will combine lectures and discussions with on-site visits to European political and economic institutions, German and multinational corporations, and historical and cultural points of interest. Students will also have the option to take an intensive German language course.
This program is open to students of all programs of study. In
order to participate, students must be at least 18 years of age and have a
2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.
All courses are taught in English by faculty from the US, adjunct faculty at the European Study Center or by faculty at the SRH University Heidelberg. For semester programs, students enroll in 5 courses for 15 US credits and are encouraged to complete 1 of these courses at their partner, SRH University. The summer program offers two 4-week sessions and students may enroll in one or both sessions. For one session, students will take 2 courses for 6 US credits and for both sessions they will take 4 courses for 12 US credits.
Coursework combines lectures and discussions with a variety of on-site visits to European political and economic institutions, German and multinational corporations, and historical and cultural points of interest. Assignments are designed to motivate students through experiential learning and provide a unique and enriching study abroad experience.
Students may browse the Course Overview regarding available courses in a given term.
Students are housed on campus in the Villa Krehl, which is nestled in one of Heidelberg’s most charming neighborhoods. Students will benefit from big city living without feeling overwhelmed by traffic and commuting and will enjoy all the luxuries in their newly renovated home away from home. The rooms are comfortably furnished with a bed & linens, clothing armoir, desk, lamp & chair, and a mini-fridge. The residence is located in a safe neighborhood where necessities like grocery shopping or a visit to a pharmacy are just a short walk away. The more extensive downtown pedestrian shopping area is within reasonable walking distance or a short tram ride away.
Students will be able to use the shared cooking facilities at the European Study Center at any time. Several bakeries and grocery stores are within a few minutes’ walk making it easy to cook and eat at home. Students taking a course at the SRH during the semester will also have access to the SRH student cafeteria.*Should the student residence fill, students will be placed in homestays. Early application is recommended to ensure housing preference.*
Fall 2020: $13,180 CCIS members
/ $13,580 non-members
FALL 2020Program Dates: August 18 - December 11, 2020Application Deadline: June 5, 2020SPRING 2021Program Dates: TBCApplication Deadline: TBC
Application materials are available on the CCIS European Studies Program semester and summer webpages.
Broward College students
should make an appointment prior to applying to meet with the Study Abroad & Global Engagement Coordinator. Appointments can be made by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (954) 201-7709.
The Intensive Language Program is offered at all levels by highly trained, qualified, university-educated native speakers of German.
The teachers at International House (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 German — right from the very first lesson. Students receive 25 hours of instruction per week and a total number of 200 contact hours during an eight week session.
Participants with knowledge of German will be asked to take an online placement exam upon acceptance into the program. An oral test will take place on the first day of classes at iH Heidelberg - Collegium Palatinum and then students will be placed in their German classes. The oral test will be waived for students who are complete beginners in German language.
The iH Heidelberg - Collegium Palatinum has an international environment. Students will be taking classes alongside other American students, as well as with students from all over the world who are also at the school to learn German. Since the German language programs run year-round new students will be starting/ending their programs each week.
iH Heidelberg - Collegium Palatinum organizes a city tour of Heidelberg for
the students during their first week of class, which encourages the
students to get to know one another. In addition, the school offers
local sightseeing trips to Heidelberg Castle, museums, day trips to
nearby cities, visits to cultural and historic sites, and recreational
events such as sports and social events. Students are expected to
participate in all of the activities offered during the 8-week session.
This program is open to students of all programs of study. In order to participate, students must be at least 18 years of age with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.
The language of instruction is German — right from the very first lesson. Students receive 25 hours of instruction per week and a total number of 200 contact hours during the eight week session and 400 contact hours during the sixteen week session.Participants with knowledge of German will be asked to take an online placement exam upon acceptance into the program. An oral test will take place on the first day of classes and students will then be placed in their German classes. The oral test will be waived for students who are complete beginners in German.iH Heidelberg - Collegium Palatinum has an international environment. Students will be taking classes alongside other American students, as well as with students from all over the world who are also at the school to learn German. Since 8-week sessions run year-round, there will be new students starting/ending their programs each week. German language courses are offered at Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced levels. Absolute beginners may only participate in sessions beginning in August/September, January and June.
Students have two housing options. The first option is to live in the state-of-the-art "Bahnstadt-quarter" Campus Viva . It provides modern fully-furnished single studio apartments (about 21m²) with a built-in kitchenette 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 center. 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. The host family option includes two daily meals.
*Comparable accommodation may be provided in lieu of student apartments should vacancy become unavailable. Early application is recommended to ensure housing preference.*
College degree-seeking students who participate in this program will
automatically receive a $700 discount for the semester program or a
$400 discount for the summer program. Additional scholarships are also available to BC students through external organizations.
Applicants who are not degree-seeking students
at Broward College should speak with the international programs office
at their home institution regarding scholarships which may be available
to them. Students who are attending Florida State Colleges and Universities outside of Broward College are eligible for a $200-$300 discount for semester and summer programs.
Application materials are available on the CCIS Intensive Language Program semester and summer webpages under the "Apply Now" tab. Broward students should make an appointment prior to applying to meet with the Study Abroad & Global Engagement Coordinator. Appointments can be made by emailing email@example.com or calling (954) 201 7709
For more information on the program or questions, please contact:Violeta Rivera, Study Abroad & Global Engagement Coordinatorabroad@broward.edu(954) 201-7709Information appointments are hosted at the Davie Central Campus on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability and we will be happy to schedule and appointment!