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This program is designed for students who have completed two terms or one semester of first year German. Students earn the equivalent of the third term of first year German and all of second year German in one semester of intensive language study in beautiful Heidelberg.

Heidelberg Accelerated Program | Germany

Come with only two semester of German, leave with two years completed!

This program is designed for students who have completed two terms or one semester of first year German. Students earn the equivalent of the third term of first year German and all of second year German in one semester of intensive language study in beautiful Heidelberg.

Universität Heidelberg is Germany’s oldest university, founded in 1386. It is ranked as one of Germany’s most prestigious institutions. Despite being a large, bustling university city, Heidelberg maintains a provincial charm. Mountains filled with hiking trails frame the Medieval and Baroque cityscape below, offering gorgeous views of the Neckar River and castle ruins.

  • Spend spring term in Germany and earn 18 credits in German language.
  • Heidelberg’s central location makes travel throughout Europe very accessible.
  • Get a taste of everyday German life in one of its most vibrant university towns.
  • Benefit from the support of an experienced on-site director
  • Receive the monthly Baden-Württemberg Scholarship

LIMITED SPACE: SIGN UP EARLY TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT

Program Duration:

  • Spring: early April – early July
Spring: November 15th
- Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above
- Two terms or one semester of first-year German (or the equivalent)

The Heidelberg Accelerated Program offers an intense set of German as a Foreign Language (DaF) classes during Spring Term. Upon arrival in Heidelberg, students will take a placement test to determine for which level class they qualify. Oregon students will join other international students at Heidelberg and have approximately 20 hours a week of German Language classes that are as follows:

Heidelberg Course Title

ECTS

Heidelberg  Course        Number

Course Details

Home Campus Equivalents

 

Course Description

Elementary Level(A1)

 

Advanced Elementary Level 2(A2)

 

 

24 ECTS total

 GER 188                                 

 

GER 288

GER 103 (4 credits)   

GER 201 (4 credits)                             

GER 202 (4 credits)

GER 203 (4 credits)

GER 299 (2 credits)

 

18 OR credits total

Elementary & Advanced Elementary German Language Training

 

Review of German grammatical foundation, grammar & composition; instruction in understanding, reading and writing German; conversational skills;


workbooks: on A1/A2 German language level (example: Begegnungen A1+/A2+; DaF Kompakt A2)

Successful completion of HAP will earn each student 18 German language credits.               

Additional Courses:

In addition to intensive DaF courses, students will also have access to enrolling in regular university courses that are taught in English. With proper approval from home campus, such courses may be counted towards a student’s academic Major or Minor requirements.

Study Extension Opportunity:

Students who are successful in the Heidelberg Accelerated Program will be given the option of extending their studies to the Winter- and Sommersemester of the following year. With approval from home campus and the Oregon Study Center Tübingen, students can remain in Germany after the HAP Spring Term and continue their studies at a German institution in the fall.

Registration deadline for HAP Spring Term is December 1st.

The program is open to students from all fields of study.  To be eligible, students must meet the following minimum requirements before departure:

  • Two terms or one semester of first-year German (or the equivalent)*
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above

*Although the course content will not vary, some institutions offer credits for this program suitable for more advanced students of German. Check with your Campus Contact for more details.

Students must continue to make satisfactory academic progress throughout the application process and during their study abroad program, and otherwise comply with policies and procedures of the host university, IE3 Global, and their home university International Programs Office. 

Heidelberg students are housed in single rooms in student housing (Wohnheim). The typical room has a bed, desk, chair, shelves, large closet, and a sink. Depending on the Wohnheim, students may have either en suite kitchen and bath facilities, or communal facilities that are shared with about 8-12 other students. Your floor mates will be German and international students.

Dorms are co-ed but bathrooms and/or shower stalls can be locked. Shared laundry facilities exist in each building complex. All student housing has in-room internet access.

Oregon students are supported by the experienced full-time Resident Director, Kevin Bailey, in the Oregon Study Center in Tübingen. The Resident Director travels to each university several times a year to assist students with academic, personal, and logistical matters and is available year-round to support students at all locations. 

IE3 Global seeks to make its exchange programs affordable and accessible. Below, you can find detailed information regarding the program costs (both the program fee and an estimate of personal expenses). Please note, final program costs may change based on USD/EUR exchange rates and other factors.

Funding:

In addition to the resources available through your financial aid office and study abroad office, all participants receive a scholarship or stipend to help with living expenses. Check with your study abroad office or the IE3 Global office about details and deadlines for the upcoming academic year.

 

 

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Application Dealine

Spring: November 15th

Basic Requirements

- Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above

- Two terms or one semester of first-year German (or the equivalent)