Semester and summer abroad program in Heidelberg - your opportunity of a lifetime!

OUR MISSION: The European Study Center (ESC) in Heidelberg, Germany offers students high-quality academic, affordable, and culturally immersive programs by focusing on students as individuals. We encourage, challenge, and support students to actively co-create their own, unique experiences while abroad. Our goal is to help students meet their goals and return home better prepared for their future careers, with new perspectives on their fields of study, themselves, and the world. Through the supportive and positive learning environment at the ESC, every student has the opportunity to excel academically and to develop international communication and leadership skills.

The ESC program is offered through CEPA, in collaboration with the SRH University Heidelberg, and in partnership with its affiliate partner universities in the USA. Depending on your academic needs and financial support, you can choose to enroll in the ESC semester or summer programs through either the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) or The College of New Jersey (TCNJ).

The ESC blends a balanced combination of local and European faculty members teaching courses alongside visiting faculty from the US partner universities. The courses combine lectures and class discussion with a variety of on-site visits to European political and economic institutions, German and multinational corporations, and historical and cultural sites.

Courses are taught in English at the ESC and the SRH University Heidelberg. For students with sufficient German skills, additional courses are available. Additionally, intensive German language courses are available at the ESC.

The program is open to students from all accredited higher education institutions.