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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
  • All participants 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 their class level. Oregon students will join other international students at Heidelberg and have approximately 20 hours a week of German Language classes.

Classes include elementary level (A1.2) and advanced elementary level (A2) German language instruction. Topic covered include review of German grammatical foundations, grammar and composition, understanding, reading, and writing, and conversational skills. Credit earned is determined by the home university, but typically include:

GER 103/113 (4 credits)

GER 201/211 (4 credits)

GER 202/212 (4 credits)

GER 203/213 (4 credits)

GER 299 (2 credits)

Total: 18 credits

(all credits listed are for quarter term schools)

Additional Courses:

In addition to intensive German language courses, students have the option to enroll in regular university courses that are taught in English. With proper approval from their home university, such courses can be counted towards a student’s academic major or minor requirements.

Students who are successful in the Heidelberg Accelerated Program will be given the option of extending their studies to the following academic year. See the Baden-Württemberg exchange program for more information.

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

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 study abroad 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 full time Resident Director, Kevin Bailey, whose office is located in the nearby city of Tübingen. The Resident Director travels to each university several times throughout the semsester to assist students with academic, logistical, and personal matters, and is always available to respond in-person to any critical needs. It is also the Resident Director’s role to support and strengthen the institutional connections between campuses in Baden-Württemberg and Oregon.

Kevin has worked in higher education in various academic and teaching roles for several years, both in the E.U. and the U.S. He supports students in applying classroom concepts and connecting them with the greater world they inhabit. Through a broader world perspective, Kevin guides students’ discovery of their opportunities and possibilities.

When not in the office or supporting students, Kevin can be found in the mountains, pursuing reported sightings and tracking the elusive Raurackl und Dahu.

In addition, students have the excellent support of the International Office staff and German language department at the University of Heidelberg.

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 Deadline

Spring: November 15th

Basic Requirements

- Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above
- Two terms or one semester of first-year German (or the equivalent)