All German Studies minors must study abroad. Nearly everyone chooses to attend the Intensive German Language program at the Collegium Palatinum in Heidelberg, Germany.
Unlike most American semester programs in Germany, this program can accommodate the neophyte and the advanced student of German who is interested in acquiring and refining his/her language skills in record time.
A student's language competency is determined on the first day of class with the help of a written placement test, and he/she is placed at one of the levels of instruction commensurate with his/her training, background, and test score.
Instruction is conducted at all times by highly-trained, qualified, university-educated native speakers of German. Innovative teaching methodology is combined with cutting edge technology to provide an enriching learning experience.
Students register for 12 American college credits and enter one of the five levels of language instruction consisting of 25 hours of instruction per week, bringing the total number of contact hours during the eight-week semester to 200. That means that during a 16-week semester, students earn 24 hours of academic credit that transfers directly to St. Ambrose University.
Your study abroad experience will require assistance from these offices on campus.
1. Modern Languages and Cultures Department