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Semester and Summer Study Abroad in Heidelberg, Germany!
 
Heidelberg 
 
Study in Heidelberg!  In partnership with the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), Broward College is proud to offer study abroad programs in Heidelberg, Germany at the UIW European Study Center and the iH Heidelberg Collegium Palatinum to students attending colleges and universities across the United States.  Please click on the tabs below to learn more about the semester and summer program options!
European Studies Program - Semester and Summer
About Heidelberg

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.

About the Program

​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.

Eligibility

​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.

Coursework Offered

​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.

Housing

​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.*

Costs

Fall 2017: $12,620 CCIS members / $13,020 non-members
Spring 2018: $12,620 CCIS members / $13,020 non-members
Summer 2018 Session I or Session II (4-week):  TBA
Summer 2018 Full Session (I & II):  TBA

*Note: All  CCIS-Broward College Study Abroad Programs have a non-refundable program deposit of $300 due three weeks after official acceptance. The deposit is applied towards the total cost of the program.

Cost Includes: Tuition (15 US credits for semester programs or 6-12 US credits for summer programs), housing (double occupancy), on-site support, cell phone use (calling time not included), numerous field trips and cultural activities, transportation from/to Frankfurt airport for those who arrive/depart on the assigned dates, international health insurance

Cost Does Not Include:  International airfare (app. $1,200-1,600), personal expenses, residence permit (approx. $80 for semester programs), meals and incidentals, liability deposit for housing (approx. $350 - will be returned at the end of the program provided accommodations are undamaged), passport

*All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification.*

Scholarships

​Broward College degree-seeking students who participate in this program 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 $250 discount for semester and summer programs.​

Dates & Deadlines

FALL 2017 SEMESTER PROGRAM
Program Dates:   August 22 - December 15, 2017
Application Deadline:  June 9th, 2017

SPRING 2018 SEMESTER PROGRAM
Program Dates:  January 4- May 12, 2018
Application Deadline: October 1, 2017

SUMMER 2018 PROGRAM
Full Summer:  TBA  
Application Deadline:  TBA

Session I Only:  TBA
Application Deadline:  TBA

Session II Only: TBA
Application Deadline:  TBA

Application Materials

​Application materials are available on the CCIS European Studies Program semester and summer webpages.  ​Broward students should make an appointment prior to applying to meet with the Director of Study Abroad & Global Engagement.  Appointments can be made by contacting abroad@broward.edu or calling #954-201-7709.

Contact Information
For more information on the program or questions, please contact:

Violeta Rivera, Specialist of Study Abroad & Global Engagement
Office of International Education
Broward College-Weston Center
4205 Bonaventure Boulevard
Building 110/ Room 208
Weston, Florida 33332
(954) 201-7709
Intensive Language Program - Semester and Summer
About Heidelberg
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.  Heidelberg is located in the southwestern part of Germany and has a population of approximately 150,000.
About the Program

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.

Eligibility

​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.

Coursework Offered

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.

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.  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.*

Costs

FALL 2017
16-week session (host family in a single room with two meals a day): $10,550 CCIS members / $10,950 non-members
16-week session (student apartment in a single room): $9,120 CCIS members / $9,520 non-members
8-week session (host family in a single room with two meals per day):  $6,150 CCIS members / $6,550 non-members
8-week session (student apartment in a single room): $5,320 CCIS members / $5,720 non-members

SPRING 2018
16-week session (host family in a single room with two meals a day): $11,060 CCIS members / $11,460 non-member
16-week session (student apartment in a single room): $9,620 CCIS members / $10,020 non-member
8-week session (host family in a single room with two meals per day): $6,360 CCIS members / $6,760 non-member
8-week session (student apartment in a single room): $5,640 CCIS members / $6,040 non-member

SUMMER 2018
Host family in a single room with two meals per day: TBA

Student apartment in a single room: TBA

*Note: All  CCIS-Broward College Study Abroad Programs have a non-refundable program deposit of $300 due three weeks after official acceptance. The deposit is applied towards the total cost of the program.

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), public transportation, 250 euro damage deposit if living in a student apartment (approx. $280 minus any damages - refundable upon departure), transcript fee (if U.S. transcript is required by home institution - $350 for CCIS members, $550 for non-CCIS members).

*All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification.*

Scholarships

Broward 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.​

Dates & Deadlines

FALL 2017
Fall Term (16-weeks):  August 27 - December 16, 2017
Fall Term I (8-weeks):  August 21 - October 21, 2017
Fall Term II (8-weeks):  October 22 - December 14, 2017

SPRING 2018
Spring Term (16-weeks):  January 8 - April 27, 2018
Spring Term I (8-weeks):  January 8 - March 2, 2018
Spring Term II (8-weeks):  March 5 - April 27, 2018

SUMMER 2018
Summer Term (8-weeks): TBA


APPLICATION DEADLINE:
All application materials are due 45 days before the program start date.

 
Application Materials

​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 Specialist of Study Abroad & Global Engagement.  Appointments can be made by calling #954-201-7709 or emailing abroad@broward.edu

Contact Information

For more information on the program or questions, please contact:

Violeta Rivera, Specialist, Study Abroad & Global Engagement
Office of International Education
Broward College-Weston Center
4205 Bonaventure Boulevard
Building 110/ Room 208
Weston, Florida 33332
(954) 201-7709

abroad@broward.edu

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