Summer II 2018

Make next summer your most memorable yet.
Two summer programs available!

SUMMER II: July 4 – August 3, 2018

View SUMMER I info

If your academic commitments do not allow for a semester abroad, a summer at the ESC might be the right solutions for you. Participating in the ESC summer I and/or II session is a great way to experience European culture at its best without missing a semester at your home institution. During your time abroad you will gain a new perspective while enjoying academic, career, and personal growth and you will see some of the main sights in Germany and France.

Program Dates

Application deadlineApril 1, 2018
Arrival in Heidelberg (plan to arrive by 1 pm)Wed. July 4, 2018
Mandatory OrientationWed. July 4 ‐ Sun. July 8, 2018
Classes StartMon. July 9, 2018
Add/Drop Deadline for ESC CoursesFri. July 13, 2018
Last day of class incl. finalsThurs. August 2, 2018
Check out of housingFri. August 3, 2018

Program Fee: $4,950 per session // $8,695 both sessions

Go to “Program Fees” for further information!

What’s included?

  • Tuition
  • Housing (double occupancy)
  • Transportation from/to Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) for those who arrive/depart on the assigned dates
  • Transportation for included cultural activities
  • Numerous field trips and cultural activities
  • A few meals – welcome and farewell dinners and occasionally a meal as part of a cultural activity
  • On-site team throughout the entire program
  • Cell phone use (students must pay for minutes they use)

Your benefits when participating in both sessions:

  • Stay 10 weeks and earn 12 US semester credits
  • SAVE $1,205 on the program fee
  • Financial Aid is available for qualifying students

Payment Schedules »

Course Overview Summer II

This course is set up with an inter-disciplinary approach on doing business in Germany. It consists of a number of topic-related excursions and classes, which are taught by three different instructors. First, students gain an insight into historical reasons of the current German economic situation as well as the special relationship in Germany between employers and workers’ representatives in large companies. Second, students are introduced to the legal aspects of doing business in Germany by an American lawyer, who has been active in international law for three decades. Last but not least, a third instructor focuses on the management aspects referring to his own hands-on experience as the representative of several U.S. states in Germany for many years as well as particular cases of US-German business contacts.
This course studies the political, economic, and religious expansion of Europe from the 15th century to World War I; the rise of the modern state system and the nature of modern society since the French Revolution; the ideological roots and nature of totalitarianism as well as the role played by Europe in world affairs from the Cold War to the 1990s; the collapse of the Soviet Union and of Yugoslavia; and the ongoing efforts to create a united European Continent.
Learn the concepts and terminology utilized in the study of communication, especially intercultural communication. Understand the importance of culture in the communication process, and how culture affects both the verbal and nonverbal forms of communication. Make students sensitive to the difficulties involved in all forms of intercultural communication, including interclass and interethnic communication. May be taken as a Cultural Studies elective.
This intensive course covers all aspects of successful language learning: developing your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Project work and extra-curricular activities further enhance autonomous learning behavior and German language use outside the classroom. The course provides students with a basic knowledge of German covering vocabulary and grammar structures necessary for conducting a simple everyday conversation. Instruction is based on the stages of the CEFR (A1-C1).

Special Topics Courses

Each summer the ESC has specially selected courses taught by visiting UIW faculty members.
The following courses will be offered in Summer 2018 only:

This course explores the human story from 1500 C.E. to present. The course will survey approximately 500 years of world history to examine the various interpretations of the record of humans, families, and societies as reflected through several interrelated themes including a) individual dignity, b) community and the common good, c) class and how the poor are treated, d) human rights and responsibilities, e) forms of government, f) economic organization and justice, g) human environmental impact, h) concepts of peace and i) religious or spiritual practices. A chronological examination of world history starting from 1500 C.E. to present provides evidence of the enduring nature of the human story and its changing interpretations.
Medieval philosophy, at its broadest, spans the period of time between the end of the Classical era (roughly the 2nd century CE) and the beginning of the Renaissance (roughly the 15th century). Most philosophers active during this time lived in Europe, which underwent major political, social, and religious changes. The selection of texts we will read track the intellectual and sometimes geographical journey that reflect philosophers’ roles in and responses to these changes. These changes are still visible in medieval European art and architecture, which were not designed to be aesthetic, but regularly reflected philosophical and theological doctrines. We will, therefore, conduct a journey of our own, tracing medieval philosophical thought by visiting historical medieval castles, museums, churches and universities in Heidelberg, Paris, and other places in Southern Germany.