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  • Locations: Heidelberg, Germany
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: Monmouth applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:


Program Highlights

Monmouth’s Germany Program includes the following:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Furnished dorm accommodations with linens ready in your dorm
  • Fully equipped student kitchens  
  • Welcome Reception and Orientation
  • Welcome and Farewell group dinners
  • Participation in "Caste Talks" Symposium
  • International Career Seminar
  • Service-learning and Internship opportunities
  • 3-day trip to Berlin
  • Overnight trip to Strasbourg, France
  • Visit the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and Capri Sonne Plant in Heidelberg
  • Various other cultural excursions and evenings out
  • AIG travel insurance (complete coverage for anywhere you might travel during the program dates)
  • 24/7 Emergency support and On-site Staff support
  • 24/7 Mental Health and Wellness support - enrollment in Morneau Shepell's My Student Support Program or My SSP where students can access counselors anytime during their Study Abroad experience

Monmouth Global's Pre-Departure Process Includes:
  • Study Abroad 101 Information Sessions
  • Study Abroad Fair
  • Open Office Hours for program inquiries and planning
  • Global Education Mentor/Mentee program for accepted students
  • Two Pre-Departure Orientation meetings for students (Intercultural Competence Workshops) 
  • Pre-Departure Parent Orientation
  • Bon Voyage Lunch

Monmouth Global's Alumni Opportunities include:
  • Welcome Back Lunch at Monmouth
  • Opportunity to become a ‘Global Education Mentor’
  • Three, free "Unpacking Your Study Abroad" workshops to translate your experiences into career credentials


Course Info

Monmouth's study abroad program in Heidelberg is hosted by the European Study Center, housed in a 19th-century villa just steps away from the famous "Philosopher's Way" overlooking the River Neckar, Heidelberg's historic downtown, and the majestic castle of the Electoral Prince.
Students will live and take classes at the European Study Center, enjoy the opportunity to take a class with German and other international students at a nearby private university, and participate in a comprehensive co-curricular program of site visits and excursions throughout Germany (and including an overnight visit to Strasbourg, France, one of the three "capitals" of the European Union). Students can learn and take part in an international symposium where students can learn of corporate responsibility and participate too.

Students who take HIST 4399 participate in a professional symposium during their semester in Germany and work in a refugee center 3 times per week. This gives students work experience and the opportunity to present their course projects to other students and scholars. This is a wonderful career-building "credential" for the resume and also completes your Cultural Diversity requirement!

Students will have a choice of courses in Business Administration (including management, marketing, international business, and finance) and general education coursework in the humanities and social sciences.  There will also be an opportunity to earn GU/CD credit by completing six credits of German as a foreign language.  (No German language is required in the program, which will be delivered in English.)

Department Chairs, Deans and General Education Oversight Committee members review all course syllabi to ensure these courses can complete your General Education and Major requirements.  Hence, it is crucial you pick approved courses.


  1. Review all MU APPROVED courses via WebAdvisor. This comprehensive list shows how courses equate back as Monmouth credit and the course types they carry.  Simply choose HD - Heidelberg, Germany in the "Location" search for a full listing.
  2. Review Fall 2020 courses and review syllabi here: Germany Course List

The Course Worksheet is meant to aid you in choosing the most suitable Monmouth approved courses to take during your semester abroad. Bring a copy of your worksheet to your Academic Advising meetings.

Spring and Fall Semester students can take 12-15 credits to be full-time. Most students choose the maximum of 15 credits, which is 5 classes.  

Possible Fall ESC/SRH Heidelberg Schedule
(15 Credits)

ENGL 2310 EN 201 World Literature LIT 3
ARTH 2361 AR 241  Art History: Ancient to Medieval Art: Caves to Cathedrals ARHIS, AT 3
HIST 4399 HS 003 A Refugee Crisis CD 3
SOCI 3332 SO-
Leadership and communication across cultures GU, SS.SV,
BMGT 4355 BM 250 Organizational Behavior   3
These two courses are sample business courses. There are others offered. See courses offered for more information.

**SRH courses are taught prior to ESC courses. These require 15-minute tram rides to get to the SRH school. Some classes are taught on Fridays. Students should take courses offered in different blocks and try to take only 1 SRH class while abroad.  

Possible Spring ESC/SRH Heidelberg Schedule
(15 Credits)

ENGL 2310 EN 201 World Literature LIT 3
SOCI 3332 SO 001  Leadership and communication across cultures GU, SS.SV,
ARTH 2362 AR 242 Art History: Renaissance to Modern ARHIS, AT 3
*BMKT 4390 BK 453 International Marketing Management   3
  BM 350 Operations Management   3
*NON Writing Intensive/WT. Students should take other business classes that carry the WT type.
**SRH courses are taught prior to ESC courses. These require 15-minute tram rides to get to the SRH school. Some classes are taught on Fridays. Students should take courses offered in different blocks and try to take only 1 SRH class while abroad.  

Academic Calendar

Through study abroad, the Global Education Office strives to prepare students for successful lives in a global environment. We suggest early preparation for any global experience, and we ask that students plan ahead by becoming familiar with their academic audits and major requirements. This will enable students the most flexibility when exploring opportunities in other countries.   Please see these dates below and prepare your future semester abroad today!

German Program Dates Spring 2020

Arrival in Heidelberg (plan to arrive by 1pm)
Thurs., January 2
Mandatory Orientation Thurs.-Sun., January 2-7
Immersion Block – Classes begin Tues., January 7
Add/Drop deadline for Immersion Block Sun., January 12
ESC Block – Classes begin Mon., February 10
Add/Drop deadline for ESC Block Sun., February 16
“Castle Talks” International Symposium in Strasbourg:
The migration crisis, a humanitarian challenge for border regions.
Mon.-Tues., March 16-17
Weekend in Berlin TBA
Spring Break Mon.-Mon., April 6-13
Last day of classes including finals Thurs., April 30
Check out of housing Fri., May 1

German Program Dates Fall 2020

Arrival in Heidelberg (plan to arrive by 1pm) August 18
Mandatory Orientation August 19 - 21
Immersion Block – Classes Begin August 24
ESC Block – Classes Begin September 28
Add/Drop Deadline  August 30
Weekend in Berlin Oct 16 - 18
“Castle Talks” International Symposium in Strasbourg November 9 - 10
Fall Break Oct. 26 - 30
Last Day of Classes Including Finals December 10
Check out of Housing December 11

Student Life/Housing

While in Heidelberg, you'll live and study in a safe residential area adjacent to the charming city center. Enjoy the beauty of a historical building without foregoing any modern convenience. The European Study Center (ESC) is housed in a stately, historic Villa Krehl centrally located in an exclusive neighborhood adjacent to Heidelberg's center. Students enjoy easy access to the downtown area while living and studying in a quiet and secure residential setting complete with many modern conveniences.

Property Features:
  • Secured access to residence
  • Bathroom and shower facilities on each floor of the villa
  • WiFi/Internet access
  • Bed, desk with a chair, and wardrobe
  • Lamp, trash can, and mirror
  • Small refrigerator
  • Linens including blankets, pillows, sheets and two towels
  • Fully equipped student kitchens with seating areas on each floor of the villa
  • TVs on each floor of the residence, plus an additional student TV lounge
  • Pay-per-use laundry machines
  • Easy access to other on-campus facilities
ESC Campus
At the ESC, students will find everything at their fingertips. Restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores, and a pharmacy are just a short walk away. The more extensive downtown pedestrian shopping area is within reasonable walking distance or a short tram ride away. Students enjoy easy access to the city without feeling overwhelmed by traffic and commuting.

ESC Facilities:
  • 24-hour computer lab with printer
  • Library with access to US library databases
  • Mail service at Reception
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fully equipped student kitchens with pantry for storage and refrigerator
  • Easily accessible staff offices
  • Close proximity to city stores, markets, entertainment, and more

For those who take courses at SRH University, you will also have access to many of their on-campus resources such as their library, on-site gym and swimming pool, student associations, full-service dining hall and more!

Student Life
Students who study in the Spring semester will be able to take advantage of rich opportunities to study and travel in the winter and spring seasons. The music and theater scene in Germany is vibrant at this time of year, and great skiing is just a short train ride away in the German, Swiss, Austrian, Italian, or French Alps! 
Excursions and cultural activities organized by ESC:
  • A guided walking tour of Heidelberg's historic city center, as well as various landmarks across the city
  • Cultural activities with meals
  • Special holiday dinners (depending on season)
  • 3-day, pre-planned trip to Berlin
  • 2-day excursion to Strasbourg, France that includes a boat tour of the city and is in conjunction with the International Symposium
  • Day trip to Frankfurt, Germany’s Financial Center
  • Trips to the Capri Sonne and John Deere Production Plants
  • Visit the BASF chemistry and production company in Ludwigshafen
  • Volunteer and Community Engagement opportunities
  • Inclusion in the International Culture and Career Seminar
For more information, visit the ESC - Heidelberg website

Costs & Financial Aid

Please refer to the Program's "Budget Sheet" for current tuition and housing costs.

Monmouth’s program includes the following in the tuition/housing costs:
  • 12-15 credits
  • Official transcripts from the school abroad
  • Airport pick-up upon arrival and drop-off upon departure in Frankfurt
  • Dorm Accommodations including linen and kitchen supplies
  • Orientation tours of facilities/neighborhood/downtown Heidelberg
  • Welcome/Goodbye dinners in Heidelberg
  • In-country excursions hosted by ESC
  • CISI International Insurance from ESC and AIG Insurance (complete coverage for anywhere you might travel during the program dates)
  • All pre-departure and returnee services/events from Monmouth
  • 24-hour on-site support via ESC 
Not Included:
  • Passport (about $145)
  • Visa fee
  • Housing extension (optional)
  • ESC Residence permit and refundable housing deposit
  • Guest Registration – If you have a guest, you will need to pay Reception per night for their registration; any damages will be deducted from your housing deposit
  • Housing damage fees – damage fees will be deducted from your housing deposit
  • Refundable cell phone deposit (optional)
  • Airfare to and from country
  • Meals - you are not charged a meal plan as you live with a fully equipped kitchen
  • Books and course supplies
  • Personal spending and travel

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/23/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.