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The program fee includes the following:

  • Up to 15 US credits per semester or 6 US credits per summer session
  • Official transcripts from the University of the Incarnate Word and the SRH University Heidelberg


Students will live in double occupancy rooms with shared bathrooms at the ESC during the program or in shared apartments nearby. Free use of campus facilities at the ESC – classrooms, student lounge, a computer lab, wi-fi access throughout the facility, a library, a TV room, and laundry facilities. Recreational facilities are located on the premises and nearby.


  • Welcome reception and group dinner at the start of the semester
  • Various group meals during cultural activities
  • Special holiday group meal, depending on the season
  • Farewell group dinner at the end of the semester

Signature events included in the semester program only

  • Participation in the “Castle Talks” international symposium
  • International Career Seminar
  • Service learning opportunities at local organizations during the semester

Excursions and field trips
2-day excursion to Strasbourg, France:

  • Visit to the European Parliament
  • Visit to the Council of Europe
  • Visit to the European Court of Human Rights

3-day weekend excursion to Berlin, Germany:

  • Guided tour of the Reichstag (German parliament)
  • Admission to the Wall Museum at Checkpoint Charlie
  • Admission to the Jewish Museum
  • and more

Day excursion to Frankfurt, Germany:

  • Visit to the German Central Bank
  • Visit to the German Stock Exchange

Multiple excursions in and around Heidelberg to visit castles, historical cities, museums, etc.

Support from the on-site team:

  • Orientation session and on-site team who will provide you with personal support before, during, and after the program


  • Transportation from and to Frankfurt Airport upon arrival and departure
  • All ground transfers for the official activities and excursions included in the program


  • Free use of computer lab and internet access at the ESC