SCHILLER INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Schiller International University is located in Heidelberg, one of Germany's most beautiful and beloved cities, which has long been a center of university education. Located on the slopes of densely forested hills, Heidelberg is about an hour's train ride from the major urban center of Frankfurt, with access to famous scenic spots such as the Black Forest regions, and is within a few hour's drive from Munich and the Swiss and Austrian Alps.
Schiller is an independent American university offering programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The Heidelberg campus emphasizes course work in social science, business and liberal arts.
Academic Program Highlights
Two program options are available: the Intensive German Language Program and the International Business Program. The Intensive German Language Program is offered at all levels by highly trained, qualified, university-educated native speakers of German. Direct foreign language methodology is combined with the latest state-of-the-arts in audio-visual equipment.
Students in the language program register for twelve American college credits, with 25 hours of instruction per week, and a total number for 200 contact hours during the eight week semester. Along with the German grammar and conversation classes at all levels, courses in history and geography of Germany are also offered at the advanced level.
The International Business Program includes courses in international business, multinational enterprises, European Common Market, international finance, commercial German, ecology, psychology, and civil liberties, which are taught in English.
Students may choose from a variety of housing, including institutional residential facilities, where students cook for themselves and have either a double or single room, with showers, bathrooms and kitchens located on each floor. Private accommodations with host families or in a private apartment can be arranged for those participants contemplating a longer stay in Heidelberg who are looking for exposure to everyday life in Germany.
Accommodation in private homes is available in double or single rooms with or without a meal plan. For transition periods before and after the regular semester, there is also the hostel option for participants who would like to choose from the many hostels in Heidelberg.
The German-American Institute, located across from the Villa Manesse, offers students a library, lectures, films and cultural events. Recreational activities include guided tours around and in Heidelberg, visits to cultural and historic sites, museums, sports and social events.