Spend the summer studying German in Germany's oldest university town, Heidelberg! On the banks of the Neckar River, Heidelberg is located in the southwestern portion of Germany and has a population of approximately 160,000. Students participating in language courses will reinforce their language skills and get to know the local culture as they participate in relevant extracurricular activities.
The excursions included in the program -- Frankfurt, Strasbourg, and Berlin -- offer networking opportunities, exposure to government agencies, European Union organs, and financial markets, as well as traditional historical & cultural sites.
Students have the option to choose from a student dormitory or live in a fully furnished and equipped shared apartment.
The program is open to undergraduate students who meet all academic requirements of Georgia State University. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director. Individual interviews may be scheduled upon receipt of your application.
- Transient students should visit the Transient Student tab on the How to Apply page of our website
- International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at (404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.
Participants who successfully complete the program’s courses will receive up to 6 semester hours
of course credit at Georgia State University. Students may take German language courses, courses in English (see below) or both. Undergraduate students should register for GRMN 3395, GRMN 3396 or GRMN 3397
for German language courses.
Courses taught in English are offered in a variety of subject areas, such as: history, political science, business & philosophy, etc. Previous courses offered include:
- International Marketing
- European Politics
- Global Justice & Christianity
- Culturolgy & Cross-Cultural Communication: Leadership Across Cultures
- Human Resource Management
- International Accounting
Students from other disciplines can arrange for credit in their departments with the program director. Students from other institutions should follow their institution’s regulations concerning transfer credits.
Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The program cost is tentatively set at $4,750, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Nonresident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
Program Cost Includes:
- Choice of accommodations
- Some meals
- Group excursions, entrance fees & ground transportation
- International insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include:
- Round-trip airfare
- Georgia State tuition and fees
- Passport or visa fees
- Additional meals
- Excess baggage charges and tips
- Personal expenses
- Travel not associated with the program
February 1, 2020: $800 deposit due
March 1, 2020: $1,975 payment due
Early April 2020: Program fee posted to PAWs
Early May 2020: $1,975 remaining balance due along with tuition & fees for Maymester 2020
All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Georgia State University students may use any financial aid they currently receive for the term they study abroad, including: Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS loans), Perkins Loan, HOPE Scholarship, and other scholarships. Please note: due to federal regulations, these funds are not available in time to use for your initial payments!
Georgia State University students may be eligible for the IEF Scholarship
and the International Access Scholarship
- Meet the eligibility requirements
- Are accepted into a program
- Pay a deposit by the deposit deadline
will be considered for these scholarships based upon the program application they submit. Visit the scholarship page on our website
or stop by the Study Abroad Programs Office for advisement to learn more about other scholarship opportunities
& financial aid for study abroad
Study Abroad Advising
Interested in studying abroad, but not quite sure where to get started? Meeting with a Peer Advisor
is your first step in studying abroad! All of our Peer Advisors have study abroad experience and can help you define your goals for studying abroad and point you to resources to make your study abroad experience a success. After you meet with a Peer Advisor to learn the basics about studying abroad, you are eligible to come in to meet with a Study Abroad Advisor
during walk-in advising hours. Study Abroad Advisors are here to guide you through the entire study abroad process, from choosing a program and applying to scholarships to making sure you're readjusting to life back on campus when you return. To view our current advising schedule, please visit our website
Study Abroad Programs Office
Georgia State University
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303