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Featuring CCIS Programs

International House Heidelberg - Collegium Palatinum, Germany Summer

Heidelberg, Germany (Europe)

Quick Facts

Summer 2020
Session I - May 24 – July 18 (8-weeks)
Session II - May 24 - June 20 (4-weeks)
Session III - June 28 - July 25 (4-weeks)
Session IV - July 26 - August 22 (4-weeks)

Application Deadline:  All application materials are due 45 business days before the program start date.

Costs: $3,410 - $6,680 CCIS Member | $3,910 - $7,080 Non-Member

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* Please note: a non-refundable program deposit of $300 is due three weeks after official acceptance and is applied towards the total cost of the program.

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.


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

The IH-Collegium Palatinum is a member of both the International Association of Language Centres (IALC) and the International House World Organisation (IHWO). IALC is a global network of accredited independent language schools instructing the official language of their country with excellent academic standards, outstanding customer service, and a passion for language teaching and international communication. IHWO is committed to excellence in language teaching and teacher training, with affiliated schools being approved for dedication to quality teaching, facilities and student care.

Course Offerings

The Intensive Language Program is offered at all levels from beginner to advanced, the language of instruction is German from the very first lesson.  Professors at iH Heidelberg - Collegium Palatinum hold university degrees, have teaching experience in German as a foreign language, and speak one or more foreign languages themselves.

Participants will be asked to take an online placement exam prior to departure and then given an oral placement exam on the first day of classes at IH Heidelberg - Collegium Palatinum in order to confirm level of proficiency.  Classes take place from Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 1:00pm.  

Student receive 25 hours of instruction per week, accruing a total of 200 contact hours during the 8-week session.  The IH Heidelberg - Collegium Palatinum has an international environment in which American students share the classroom with other language learners coming from all over the world.  Upon completion of the program students receive a Certificate of Attendance from the Collegium Palatinum.

Course Credits: Credit hours vary by duration of the session
Language of Instruction: German

Student Life & Housing

Student Life

The IH Heidelberg - Collegium Palatinum is located in the noble “Villa Krehl” in Heidelberg’s most beautiful residential area. The historic building with its spacious garden provides students with the perfect environment to live and learn. The classrooms and offices impress with their modern equipment and impart a true campus feeling. The picturesque garden allows for a variety of recreational activities for the students, such as barbecuing, playing a game of ball, or simply relaxing. The school offers an exceptional atmosphere and modern facilities including well-equipped classrooms, a computer lab, library, Wi-Fi, spacious garden and terraces, TV room, student residences on and off campus.

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.


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 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; students will be provided two daily meals with this option.

*Comparable accommodation may be provided in lieu of student apartments should vacancy become unavailable. Early application is recommended to ensure housing preference.

Duration & Costs

8- week Session:
May 24 - July 18, 2020

4-week Sessions (
May 24 - June 20, 2020
June 28 - July 25, 2020
July 26 - August 22, 2020

8-week Session
$5,960 CCIS members | $6,360 Non-CCIS members

4-week Sessions
$3,410 CCIS members | $3,810 Non-CCIS members

8-week Session
$6,680 CCIS members | $7,080 Non-CCIS members

4-week Sessions
$3,730 CCIS members | $4,130 Non-CCIS members

Costs Included: Instructional and administrative costs, single room in student apartment (no meals) or single room with a host family (2 meals included in this option), CISI health and accident insurance, full access to Collegium's library, pre-departure information and materials, teaching materials, cultural and leisure program, one-way airport shuttle upon arrival (Frankfurt International to Heidelberg), and internet access.

Costs Not Included: Airfare (app. $1,000-1,600), personal costs, meals (if living in residence hall/lunches if living with family), public transportation, 250 euro damage deposit if living in a student apartment (approx. $280 minus any damages - refundable upon departure), passport/visa expenses (if needed). 

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 three 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

Application Deadlines

All application materials are due 45 business days before the program start date.

Eligibility Requirements

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

Refund and Cancellation Policy

The student must notify Broward College and the Collegium Palatinum in writing if he/she desires to withdraw from the program.  Host institution program and instructional fees are fully refundable prior to the 45-day deadline (the date 45 business days before the scheduled starting date in Heidelberg).  

Withdrawals for urgent reasons, e.g., medical reasons and family emergency, within the 45-day period will result in refund of all monies. Students who withdraw after first day of class at Collegium Palatinum will be charged for all program fees.


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