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American Junior Year in Heidelberg Summer Program
Heidelberg, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Language of Instruction: German Minimum GPA: 2.75
Housing Options: Homestay Term: Summer
Program Advisor: Dean Sue Mennicke
Program Description:
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American Junior Year in Heidelberg (Summer Program​)

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Spend part of your summer in Germany and study at Universität Heidelberg!
Universität Heidelberg is Germany’s oldest university and is is consistently ranked first or second place among the top German universities. The university’s excellent reputation has attracted top research institutions.

Program Highlights

  • Universität Heidelberg faculty
  • Homestays with German families
  • Excursions and cultural events (study trip to Berlin)
  • Heidelberg public transportation pass
  • Individual travel vouchers for weekend travel (German Rail Pass)

Academics

Based on your current language ability and placement scores, you will enroll in one of three available German language courses (GER 100, 200 or 300). All students will also take a seminar course focusing on topics such as contemporary culture, politics, history and economics in Germany and Europe.

Housing
AJY student rooms are located in university dormitories throughout the city or in private, student-only dormitories. All rooms are single occupancy, and dorms are co-ed. A limited number of studio apartments is available.


Franklin & Marshall Academic Policy
F&M requires all students to enroll in a full course load at the host institution or off-campus study program. You can typically find this information on the program partner's website. In many cases, this will be four or five courses for a semester. Many programs grant course credit in U.S. semester credit hours. Franklin & Marshall will award four F&M course credits for a total of 15 or 16 U.S. semester credit hours.  If the total number of credits for your program is more than 16 or less than 15, divide the total number by four to find out how many course credits you will receive.

Courses on off-campus study programs must be taken for a letter grade, not on a pass/no pass basis. Grades from off-campus study program courses will appear on your Franklin & Marshall transcript, but they will not be calculated into your cumulative GPA. 

Courses taken off-campus may be able to satisfy major, minor, language or distribution requirements (Arts, Humanities, Social Science, Non-Western Cultures or Natural Science Lab) in addition to general elective credit. Courses may fulfill more than one requirement. Please note that Franklin & Marshall cannot issue transfer credit for a course taken in a department that is not represented at the college.  If a course does not clearly fall under a department, the off-campus study advising staff can help you determine whether or not it can be accepted for credit.

Franklin & Marshall Housing Policy
Housing options during your off-campus study program will vary by program. Some programs may allow students to choose their housing option; other programs require all students to live in a certain type of housing. Typical housing arrangements may include apartments, home-stay, or on-campus housing at a local university. Please visit the program homepage to determine your program's housing options or requirements.

Please note that some programs may offer students the option to pursue independent housing (outside of the regular housing options provided by the program). F&M does not allow students to choose independent housing unless there is a significant academic or cultural reason (such as wanting to live in a homestay when only apartment housing is provided). Independent housing carries many risks and F&M and the program provider cannot provide any support to students who pursue independent housing. Students who are interested in pursuing independent housing will need to contact their off-campus study adviser to petition for approval to pursue this option.

Financial Policy, Financial Aid and Scholarships
During the academic year, students will continue to be eligible for financial aid during a term of off-campus study.   This includes federal and state loans and Franklin & Marshall merit scholarships and need-based grants.  In general, eligibility for financial aid is based on Franklin & Marshall tuition, cost of housing and meals from the off-campus study program, and an allowance for books and personal expenses.  Your annual estimated family contribution as generated by your FAFSA will remain the same regardless of program costs. Students who receive Grant-in-Aid benefits will continue to access these benefits for the semester off-campus. This benefit is only available to students of eligible full-time F&M faculty and staff.

Students may be eligible for additional scholarships outside of F&M, please review the Scholarships section of the website for more information.   


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