- Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Student Year
- Sophomore, Junior
- Courses Offered By
- College of Arts and Letters, College of Engineering, College of Science, Keough School of Global Affairs, Mendoza College of Business
Heidelberg is the classic German student city bustling with a wide range of cultural activities such as theater, dance, and music and all types of shops, student pubs, and sports facilities. It is located on the Neckar River in southwestern Germany, one of the sunniest and warmest corners of the country. Today, Heidelberg is also known for its sidewalk cafes and for the friendly, relaxed approach to life of the typical Heidelberger. The city holds outdoor concerts and opera productions in the spring and summer and transforms in early December to host the colorful Christmas Markets or “Weihnachtsmarkt.” With more than 140,000 inhabitants, Heidelberg is large enough to have a lively cultural scene and yet small enough to not be overwhelming.
As a student at Heidelberg Universität, you will find yourself in one of the most stimulating environments available to any undergraduate anywhere in the world. The city becomes your campus when school is in session, with students congregating in local cafes for lunch with friends. The program begins with a four-week intensive Aspects of Society and Culture in Contemporary Germany to assist you with your transition to life in Germany. This course includes various excursions in and around Heidelberg as well as a language component that helps prepare you for coursework at the university. All coursework will be in German with program tutors available to assist you. Universität Heidelberg offers countless opportunities for extracurricular involvement, including intramural sports as well as theater and music groups. You are encouraged to get involved in the local community via volunteer work or internships which are available in multiple disciplines.