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Heidelberg, Germany

The TCNJ School of Business and the TCNJ School of Humanities and Social Sciences, together with the TCNJ Center for Global Engagement and the European Study Center, have established a summer study abroad program for TCNJ students in the financial hub of Germany, the European Union’s most powerful member and the heart of European history and culture.  Students – particularly sophomores and juniors – may participate in one of two summer sessions.

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Course Description

Heidelberg is located in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, the home of the German automobile industry, the Black Forest, and Germany’s oldest university. The city has Germany’s best-preserved historical center, with one of the country’s oldest stone bridges and many buildings dating from the medieval and Renaissance periods.  Frankfurt, the home of the European Central Bank, is an hour away, and students have additional access to European institutions in nearby Strasbourg, France and Luxembourg. Heidelberg’s historic charm and winning location makes the city a great base for travel throughout the continent.

European Study Center

The European Study Center is an educational institution in a prestigious residential neighborhood of Heidelberg, approximately ten minutes by foot from the historic downtown area and even faster by public transportation. Students will attend classes, have access to computer laboratories, the library, and program coordinators, and participate in co- and extracurricular activities here. Most students will also live in the student residences at the ESC. (Students may be housed nearby in other residences – all students will have bedrooms with shared bathrooms and kitchens down the hall.)

Program Information

Summer Session I: View schedule and courses

Summer Session II: View schedule and courses

View Summer 2017 Program Cost


  • Hike along sea cliffs
  • Exploration of caves and beaches
  • Walk in medieval Druid forests
  • Visits to ancient Holy Wells and sacred waterfalls
  • Immersion in traditional Cornish culture
  • Day trip to the breathtaking seaside artists’ colony of St. Ives
  • Day trip to the magical waterfall of St. Nectan’s Glen, where King Arthur’s knights went for blessing before searching for the Holy Grail
  • Day trip to Glastonbury (alleged site where King Arthur and Guinevere are buried), with visits to the Tor, the Abbey, and the Holy Chalice Well
  • Visit to Kindred Spirits on Bodmin Moor, including archery, dowsing, dinner and campfire, live music
  • Tour of King Arthur’s Castle ruins
  • Seacliff walk to medieval St. Materiana’s Church
  • One night in city of London


Please contact the TCNJ Center for Global Engagement at, 609-771-2596.

Please review our refund, cancellation, and withdrawal policy statement should a student not be able to participate in the program.