Authentic Germany with a Fairy Tale Backdrop

WHY THIS PROGRAM?

HEIDELBERG WOW FACTORS

• Top Business Program: Fully Accredited
• Learn With Locals: Option to take courses with Germans
• Palace Living: School and Dorms are in former palace!

THE ATHENA TOUCH

What makes this Athena?
• Personalization: Small class sizes
• Location: Perfect size for study abroad
• Courses: Strong academics, especially in Business

ACADEMICS

ACADEMICS in HEIDELBERG

WHY WE PARTNER WITH EUROPEAN STUDY CENTER (ESC):

Athena and the ESC share a common goal with study abroad: keep it small, keep it quality. The ESC’s emphasis on personalization matches Athena’s mission perfectly.

HISTORY:

The ESC was developed in conjunction with The University of Incarnate Word (TX), which provides the academic oversight for the program.

EXPERIENCE:

The ESC is housed in a former palace, so you will be studying in a very unique setting. Former ballrooms are now classrooms, and elegant stairwells are part of the administrative building.

TOP BUSINESS PROGRAM

Germany is vital to the economy of the European Union, so what better place to study International Business than in Heidelberg?

COURSES

Courses have the following % breakdown:

COURSESGeneral % Offered

BUSINESS

45%

HUMANITIES

40%

SOCIAL SCIENCES

5%

STEM

5%

ARTS

5%

CRISTINA SEMPERTEGUI

Overseas Advisor

Cristina will be your main point of contact in Heidelberg. She is part of a team comprised of multi-lingual professionals who have years of experience working in the field of international education.

LEARN WITH LOCALS

For an even more immersive experience, take courses alongside German locals at the SRH Hochschule to complement your coursework at ESC.

COURSE QUESTIONS

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STUDENT LIFE

FIELD TRIPS & EXCURSIONS

The only thing that could make Heidelberg better are trips to explore the other gems that Europe has to offer. We include a field trip/excursion pack for Germany students at no additional cost. The Heidelberg team will organize many optional evening and weekend activities in addition to these excursions that are included in your Athena package. Trips vary each term, but possible trips include:

• Berlin
• Strasbourg, France
• Stuttgart
• Frankfurt
• Several in-town excursions

HOUSING

• The program offers on-campus housing in the Villa Krehl, which is nestled in one of Heidelberg’s most charming neighborhoods.
• You’ll stay in double-occupancy rooms; singles are available upon request for  an additional fee (limited availability and cannot be guaranteed).
• Shared cooking facilities are available to all students.
• Housing is conveniently located on campus, which is just a few blocks from the tram.

FUN FACT: PALACE LIVING

You will be housed in a building that was once a palace!

FAQS

Will I be able to travel?

Yes!  Field trips are included (weather permitting), but when you have free time, you are able to do independent travel as well.

How many students are on the program?

A typical program will have anywhere from 8-30 students on the program.  This makes for an incredibly personal and high-quality study abroad experience, things we at Athena pride ourselves on.

What is the food like?

Very good!  You will have access to have traditional German dishes, as well as international foods.

Vegetarians: Athena’s resident vegetarian gives Heidelberg a 7 out of 10 for being vegetarian friendly!

Can I request to room with my friend?

Yes!  You can certainly request who you would like to have as your roommate.  This is done after you are accepted into the program; you will note this in your housing request forms.

How do I get to Heidelberg?

You will most likely fly into Frankfurt, Germany, and from there, Heidelberg is about an hour away.

Do you provide flights?

We have partnered with STA Travel, an incredible student-focused travel agency.  The good people there will be able to help all Athena students arrange flights overseas.

BLOGS

Past students have shared their experiences through blogs. Check them out to get first-hand accounts of what life is really like!

READ THE BLOGS

I learned that much of the world lives at a different pace of life, and values different
things. I enjoyed bringing home these values & was able to better recognize what makes my home & country unique.

JANINE LINAHAN

West Chester University

WHAT'S HEIDELBERG REALLY LIKE?

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THE CITY

CITY HIGHLIGHTS

What’s Heidelberg Like?

A town nestled between the hills, alongside a river, with a setting so perfect, it’s as if it were right out of a storybook. With the picturesque setting, it’s no surprise that Heidelberg is a very active town, with nearly 100 activities and events going on each day. No matter the season, Heidelberg is alive with locals, international visitors, events, and cultural activities.

CITY PERKS

Heidelberg is one of those moderately-sized cities that is ideal for study abroad – plenty to do, and a short commute to get anywhere… Centrally located in Europe, Heidelberg gives easy access to many of Europe’s great cities.

WEATHER

  • MILD TEMPERATURES: The hillsides bring about precipitation and mild temperatures. Year-round precipitation is expected. Temperatures do not typically get very hot or very cold, but rather stay in between 30-80 °F.
  • WARMEST MONTH: The warmest month is July, with an average temperature range of 57-78 °F.
  • COLDEST MONTH: The coldest month is January, with an average temperature range of 30-39 °F.

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DID YOU KNOW?

The first evidence of human life in Europe was found in Heidelberg.

DID YOU KNOW?

The first bicycle was invented by a graduate of Heidelberg University.

MORE INFO ON HEIDELBERG

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DATES & PRICES

SUMMER 2017

4-5 week sessions in June & July

$5,590 - 1 Session, 6 Credits | $9,590 - 2 Sessions, 12 Credits

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 15, 2017 (June) | March 15, 2017 (July)
You will take 2 courses for 6 credits per term
Each session is 5 weeks or you can combine sessions for a 10 week program

FALL 2017

August 22 - December 16 or 22 (later end date if taking courses at SRH)

$13,990

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 15, 2017
You will take 4-5 courses
Can combine with another session before or after your semester, with a $300 discount per added session

SPRING 2018

Early January - Mid May

Price TBA

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 15, 2017
You will take 4-5 courses
Can combine with another session before or after your semester, with a $300 discount per added session

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • TUITION YES
  • ACCOMMODATION YES
  • EXCURSIONSYES
  • AIRPORT PICKUP ARRANGEMENTYES
  • 24-HOUR EMERGENCY LINEYES
  • ONLINE ACCOUNT MANAGEMENTYES
  • HEALTH INSURANCEYES
  • OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF INCARNATE WORDYES
  • CONTRIBUTION TO CHARITYYES
  • MEALSNOT
  • FLIGHT NOT

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TERMS

SEMESTER: Spring or Fall
SUMMER: 5 Weeks in June or July, or 10 Weeks for Both Terms

ELIGIBILITY

GPA: 2.8 or higher
GRADE LEVEL: Sophomore or higher

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