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  • Locations: Heidelberg, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: SIUE applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Homestay Language of Instruction: German
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Program Type: Direct Placement
Area of Study: German
Program Description:
Program Highlights                                                                                                                             Heidelberg is located in the heart of Europe. Map shows hours by train.
  • Focus on experiential learning - outside the classroom as well as insideHeidelberg 2
  • Universität Heidelberg faculty
  • Homestays with German families
  • Numerous day trips
  • Study trip to Berlin
  • German Rail pass for weekend travel
Located on the Neckar River and dominated by the massive ruins of the castle perched on the mountainside, Heidelberg is home to Germany's oldest university, founded in 1386. Approximately 30,000 study at the Universität Heidelberg, which is consistently rated among the top in the country. The German Language Summer School is located on the new campus, just a short bus ride to the historic town center with theaters, libraries, museums, shops and cafes.

Core Courses
GER 201-202 Intermediate German (6 credit hours)
GER 301-302 Advanced German (6 credit hours)

Additional Mini Electives (1 credit each) - Students may select up to two of these mini electives in addition to the core "intermediate" or "advanced" level course.
  • German Cultural Sampler
  • Germany and the European Union
  • Berlin Sampler
For Heidelberg Summer Language courses please see

The Heidelberg University Summer Language program application can be found here: Full Application.pdf

Summer 2016 Program Fee is $6,275. This fee includes:
Heidelberg city view

Room and board with host families

  • additional meal stipend
  • Tuition
  • Room and Board with host families
  • Heidelberg public transportation pass
  • excursions and cultural activities including trip to Berlin
  • transfers to and from the airport
  • a German Rail pass
Not included in program fee: airfare, books, health insurance.

For more information see the
2016 AJY Summer Program Brochure

Applicants must have completed AT LEAST 1 year of college level German language study (at least GER 101 & 102 at SIUE) and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. See application instructions for an overview of the SIUE study abroad application process. All application materials (SIUE requirements and Heidelberg requirements) must be submitted to the SIUE Office of International Programs by no later than March 1, 2014.

Program Contacts
Dr. Belinda Carstens-Wickham
Department of Foreign Language and Literature
PH 2325, Tel: 650-2146, Email:

Kim Browning
Office of International Affairs
SSC 0300, Tel: 650-2419, Email:

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Applicants will learn of acceptance shortly after this date. If accepted, students must return to their applications to complete the next phase of requirements.