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Featuring CCIS Programs

European Study Center Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg, Germany (Europe)

Quick Facts

Spring 2020
Dates: January 2 - May 1, 2020 
Application Deadline:  October 4, 2019 *Extended
Costs:  $13,280 CCIS member | $13,530 non-member

Fall 2019
Dates:  August 20 - December 13, 2019
Application Deadline: April 24, 2019
Costs:  $13,280 CCIS member | $13,880 CCIS non-member

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* Please note: a non-refundable program deposit of $300 is due two (2) weeks after official acceptance and is applied towards the total cost of the program. The refund policy is program-specific and non-transferable. Refer to your acceptance materials for the comprehensive refund policy or contact the program sponsor.

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Program Overview

The European Study Center 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 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 145,000. Students enroll in coursework taught in English in a variety of subject areas including history, political science, business, and philosophy.


Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

Broward College
Violeta Rivera
Study Abroad Advisor

Questions? Contact me
Tel:(954) 201-7709

This program is sponsored and administered by Broward College.

Academics & Program

European Study Center

Students have the opportunity to participate in an established semester study abroad program with a variety of courses taught at the European Study Center as well as at the local partner school, the SRH University Heidelberg, one of Germany's oldest and largest private universities.

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.

Course Offerings

All courses are taught in English by faculty from the US, adjunct faculty at the European Study Center (ESC) or by faculty at the SRH University Heidelberg. Assignments are designed to motivate students through experiential learning and provide a unique and enriching study abroad experience.  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 may browse the Course Overview regarding available course, enrolling in 5 courses during the term. All 5 courses may be taken at the European Study Center, or students may opt to take one of the five courses at the ESC’s partner school, SRH University.

Credits: 15 semester credits
Instructor's Language: English

Student Life & Housing

Student Life

The European Study Center is housed in a handsome villa centrally located in a safe residential area of Heidelberg. On campus students enjoy the beauty of a historical building without foregoing any of the modern conveniences one would expect to find on a university campus. When the weather is nice, the spacious inner courtyard and garden is a favorite place for students to study or chat. The European Study Center offers WiFi internet access, a library, computer lab, laundry facilities, a TV room and a student lounge. Classes at the SRH University Heidelberg are only a short ride away on reliable public transportation. Shopping and other activities are even closer!

A wide variety of excursions and company visits are an integral part of the program!  Students participate in activities such as a 3-day excursion to Berlin, a tour of the local brewery, and a two day International Symposium, which brings together students, European scholars, business leaders, and politicians.  The ESC also has a wealth of knowledge regarding travel within the region and beyond, so students experience the most of Europe during their stay, especially given the affordable and convenient transportation options within the city and country!


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.  Should the student residence fill, students will be placed in homestays. Early application is recommended to ensure housing preference.

Duration & Costs


Spring 2020: January 2 - May 1, 2020
Fall 2019: August 20 - December 13, 2019


Spring 2020: $13,280 CCIS member | $13,530 non-member
Fall 2019: $13,280 CCIS member | $13,880 non-member 

Costs included: Tuition and fees (up to 15 credits); accommodation in double occupancy rooms with shared bathrooms; access to communal kitchen and laundry facilities; transportation from/to Frankfurt International Airport for select flights, orientation and 24/7 on-site support; welcome and farewell dinner; cultural activities (ground transportation to official activities included); excursions (including a three-day trip to Berlin, 2-day excursion to Strasbourg, France, day excursion to Frankfurt); career seminar and service-learning opportunities; basic cell phone rental (calling time not included); mandatory CISI international health insurance.

Costs not included:
 International airfare (approx. $1,300-1,600); residence permit expense (approximately 80 euros); public transportation (approximately 60 euros per month); meals; personal and miscellaneous expenses; cell phone minute usage; and liability deposit for housing (approx. $350 - will be returned at the end of semester provided accommodations are undamaged).

Optional: Single room supplement ($400), Meal and expenses allowance ($), must be purchased in advance. Please contact program sponsor for more information

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Contact the program sponsor to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program. 

* Please note: a non-refundable program deposit of $300 is due two (2) weeks after official acceptance and is applied towards the total cost of the program. Please refer to your acceptance materials for information on arrival, orientation, and academic calendar. The refund policy is program specific and non-transferable. Refer to your acceptance materials for the comprehensive refund policy or contact the program sponsor.

Eligibility & Deadlines

Eligibility Requirements

The program is open to students at least 18 years old with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.

Application Deadline
Spring: October 4 *Extended
Fall: April 24

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Once a student has received an official acceptance packet from Broward College, they have a three week grace period to confirm their participation.  If they do not formally accept the offer, they will be withdrawn from the program by Broward College to protect them from any financial commitments as required by the host institution.  Should the student wish to withdraw from the program after the three week grace period or once they have formally accepted admission, they must submit a formal letter to Broward College and they will be charged full program fees.

Have you talked with your study abroad advisor about your home institution's application process? Your institution's deadline might be earlier than the CCIS program application deadline. Check now to make sure all of your material is submitted on time!


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