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  • Locations: Heidelberg, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: 2-Junior and Above Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: Level 222 or equivalent Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: All courses in German
Click here for a definition of this term Course Prerequisite(s): None Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Apartment, Dormitory
Click here for a definition of this term Internship Option: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Volunteer/Service Opportunities: No
Click here for a definition of this term Max Credits To Receive/Transfer: 16 Click here for a definition of this term Disciplines of Classes Available: American Studies, Anthropology, Art, Art History, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Communications, Computing Science, Economics, Education, English, French, German, German Studies, History, Information Science, International Studies, International Studies: Asia, International Studies: Europe, Italian, Japanese, Jewish Studies, Latin, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, Theatre Arts, Women's/Gender Studies
Click here for a definition of this term Program Capacity: Unlimited Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor/Manager: Maria Papapietro
ELR Unit: 2 units
Program Description:
AboutAcademicsDatesCostScholarships / GrantsHousingEligibilityApplicationsOrientationsInformation / Links

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About theLocation

Sharing borders with Austria, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Poland and the Czech Republic, Germany is located in the heart of Europe.  The city of Heidelberg, in southwest Germany, lies on the Neckar River and has a population of about 140,000.

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Academics

For the first few weeks students will take an intensive German language course in preparation for a placement exam.  Students who pass the exam may take a variety of courses taught in German at the University of Heidelberg and other learning centers across the city.  Students at a more beginner level will continue intensive language training and will take courses taught in German with AJY and other learning centers across the city.

  • To see sample course listings offered through the American Junior Year Center, click here.
  • To see sample course listings at the International Study Center, click here.
  • To see sample course listings offered through the Seminar for German as a Foreign Language, click here.
  • To see sample course listings at the University of Heidelberg, click here.

Students should refer to the following credit equivalency chart:

Heidelberg Credit           2     3     4     6
Elon Equivalent Credit    2     4     4     6


Things to remember about courses taken while studying abroad:


General Program Dates

Fall semester – September to December
Spring semester – February to July
Full year – September to July


Cost

Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.

For cost information for this program, please see the budget sheets:


Scholarships/Travel Grants

The GEC offers need-based scholarships for semester programs.  For additional information on funding, see the Funding for Study Abroad page.

If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program.  Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.


Housing

Students live in dormitory housing or shared apartments with German students.  Rooms are usually singles.  During the breaks, students have a German family home-stay option.


Additional Eligibility Notes

Students must have their faculty reference completed by a German language faculty member at Elon.


Applications

Students must complete the online Elon University study abroad application by the published deadline.  See the Deadline and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information.  Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance.

Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by the American Junior Year program.


Orientations

A successful semester abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation.  Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad.  These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety.  Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program.  Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility.

Click here for the semester programs pre-departure orientation schedule. 

Additional Information and Links

To learn more about the American Junior Year program at Heidelberg University, visit their website.

Want to know more?  Like the Global Education Center Facebook page to chat with alumni and prospective students and receive study abroad updates.

Global Study Ambassadors (GSAs) are GEC student representatives who have participated in one or more study abroad programs, and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can be in touch with current GSAs via email, or contact past study abroad participants who have attended your program. They are looking forward to hearing from you!


Embassy, Consulate, and Visa Resources

German Embassy in D.C.

U.S. Embassy in Berlin

U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/18/2018
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Rolling Admission 03/04/2019 07/31/2019
Fall 2019 02/14/2019
**
Rolling Admission 09/02/2019 12/20/2019
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: October 9 to 11:59 p.m., November 15. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 4 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Rolling Period: December 4 to 11:59 p.m., February 14. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 14 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by April.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, April 9. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Academic Year 2019-2020 02/14/2019
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: October 9 to 11:59 p.m., November 15. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 4 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Rolling Period: December 4 to 11:59 p.m., February 14. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 14 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by April.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, April 9. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Spring 2020 09/12/2019
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: April 2 to 11:59 p.m., May 2. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by May 21 and GEC Access Scholarship support by early summer.

Rolling Period: May 21 to 11:59 p.m., September 12. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by September 12 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by October.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, November 7. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.


** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.