Semester at University of Heidelberg

Graduate students are invited to apply to a new graduate student exchange program between UIUC and  the Center for American Studies and the Department of Geography at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. It is a beautiful university nestled along the Neckar River and the mountains in Central Germany.  The university has superb programs in American Studies and Geography (complemented by excellent Urban Studies, Cinema, and Literature departments). 

University of Heidelberg



Starting since Spring 2018, students have had the opportunity to visit and study at Heidelberg through this program. Through the reciprocal arrangements between the universities, you will register for classes at UIUC, and then travel to Heidelberg to attend classes there. All classes are taught in English and the University of Heidelberg welcomes US and other international students. The application for the 2022 Spring Academy opens in August 2021.

If you are interested in participating in this exchange program, please contact Prof. David Wilson ( 

If you have questions, please see the Frequently Asked Questions document first and the American Studies page for the University of Heidelberg.

Application materials:

Cover Sheet/Application Checklist

Application Form

Housing Application

Language Course Registration Form