Germany: Heidelberg ILP Semester

Program Overview

The International House Heidelberg-Collegium Palatinum is located in Heidelberg, one of Germany's most beautiful and beloved cities, which has long been a center of university education. This world-famous, small romantic town is an ideal place to learn German. 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.  Founded in 1958, the ih Heidelberg-Collegium Palatinum offers German courses all year round, at all levels, for participants who want to learn German intensively and effectively.

 


Academic Profile

ih Heidelberg - Collegium Palatinum in Heidelberg

The Intensive Language Program is offered at all levels by highly trained, qualified, university-educated native speakers of German.

The teachers at 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 register for 24 American college credits, with 25 hours of instruction per week, and a total number of 400 contact hours during the 16-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.

Course Offerings

Courses are offered at Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced levels.

Academic Highlights

Students register for 24 American college credits, with 25 hours of instruction per week, and a total number of 400 contact hours during the 16-week session.

 


Activities and Opportunities

Student Life

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.

Housing

Students have two housing options. The first option is to live in a state-of-the-art and trendy "Bahnstadt-quarter". It provides modern fully-furnished single apartments (about 21m²) with a built-in kitchen 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 centre. 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. For transitional periods before and after the regular semester, participants can choose from the many hostels in Heidelberg. Recreational activities include guided tours in and around Heidelberg, visits to local cultural and historic sites, museums, sports and social events.

 


Heidelberg ILP Semester Program Details

Duration

Fall Term I (8-weeks): August 31 - October 25, 2014
Fall Term II (8-weeks): October 26 - December 20, 2014
Fall Term (16-weeks): August 31 - December 20, 2014

*Absolute beginners may only participate in sessions beginning in September, January and June.

**Students who wish to spend a full semester in Heidelberg will enroll in two, 8-week sessions.

Application Deadline(s)

All application materials and payments must be received 45 days prior to the start of the session.

Eligibility Requirements

Open to students at least 18 years of age at all undergraduate levels with a 2.5 GPA

Costs

8-week session (student apartment in a double room): $5,385
8-week session (host family in a single room with two meals per day):  $6,330
16-week session (student residence in a double room):  $9,650
16-week session (host family in a single room with two meals a day): $11,540

Costs Included

Instructional and administrative fees, double room in a student residence (no meals) or a single room with a host family (two meals included), mandatory CISI health and accident insurance, full access to the Collegium's library, pre-departure information and materials, textbooks, cultural and recreational activities, one-way airport shuttle upon arrival (Frankfurt International to Heidelberg) and internet access.

Costs Not Included

Airfare (app. $1,000-1,600), personal costs, residence permit (app. $70), bus/trolley pas, meals and incidentals, damage deposit for students living in apartments ($330 upon arrival and refunded minus any damages upon departure), transcript fee (if required by home institution - $350 for CCIS members, $550 for non-CCIS members)

Entry Requirements

Students studying abroad in Heidelberg for the semester will need to obtain a residence permit upon their arrival in Germany, which is approximately 70 euros. Please contact the program sponsor for more information about applying for a residence permit.

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.

Related Links

Wikipedia -Heidelberg

 


Your Adventure in Heidelberg Begins Here

Contact:

Liz Vocasek, Study Abroad Coordinator
Greene International Education Institute
Broward College - WHC Downtown Center
225 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Tel: 954-201-7709
Fax: 954-201-7708
abroad@broward.edu

How do I apply?

To Apply:

All students need to submit the following materials to the International Education Office at Broward College. Start the CCIS Study Abroad application process by downloading the forms below. TTo download, right click on the application or recommendation form and click "save as", then save the form to your desktop or downloads. Once you have completed your form, SAVE IT FIRST!!!! DO NOT CLICK "SUBMIT" until you have SAVED your form or the recipient will receive a BLANK form. Once you have saved it, click "submit" and THEN email your completed form as an attachment to the contact email address associated with the program in which you are applying. If for some reason you do not see the email address pop up when you click "submit", then email the application to the program sponsor listed here on this page.

YOU MUST NOTIFY YOUR HOME INSTITUTIONS' STUDY ABROAD OFFICE OR ADVISOR OF YOUR INTENTIONS AND ALSO PROVIDE THEM WITH A COPY OF YOUR APPLICATION. 

1.) CCIS Online Application & Instructions

2.) CCIS Online Student Recommendation (Students need 2 academic recommendations)
(Students: DO NOT send the student recommendation form to your evaluators as an attachment. Please only send the page URL. The student recommendation form can be found under the "Apply Now" tab.)

3.) Statement of Purpose (500 words)

4.) Official transcript

5.) Housing Form

Send to:

Liz Vocasek, Study Abroad Coordinator
Greene International Education Institute
Broward College - WHC Downtown Center
225 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Tel: 954-201-7709
Fax: 954-201-7708
abroad@broward.edu

 

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.