German school in Heidelberg: IH Collegium Palatinum

From 180.- GBP
200.- EUR
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Key points

  • Prestigious university city with a romantic charm
  • Quality school with a very good reputation and excellent teachers
  • First class socio-cultural program
  • Test centre for Telc Language Certificates and TestDaf exams

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
TELC
School size
M
Accommodation
Host family, Residence, Apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
17 years
Average age
23 years
Nationality mix
Italy, Switzerland, United States, etc..

Our partner school is located in a beautiful historical villa, which is just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre, in one of Heidelberg’s most pleasant residential areas. In this charming building, which also houses a student residence, you will enjoy modern learning facilities, including 8 spacious and well-equipped classrooms, a computer lab, a library/study room and free Wi-Fi throughout the building. After classes, a large ground-floor lounge area with snack and drink machines invites you to relax with friends. The German school shares the premises with the European study centre of an American university, giving you the opportunity to socialise with students of all nationalities on the school's welcoming terrace or in the sunny garden.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • Diploma or certificate

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Standard course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 180.- GBP
(200.- EUR)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
(14 in summer)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
08:30-12:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Campus Viva residence, single room, no meals
1
200 EUR
540 EUR
455 EUR
2
400 EUR
1040 EUR
870 EUR
3
600 EUR
1540 EUR
1285 EUR
4
800 EUR
2040 EUR
1700 EUR
6
1140 EUR
2980 EUR
2470 EUR
8
1520 EUR
3960 EUR
3280 EUR
12
2040 EUR
5680 EUR
4660 EUR
16
2720 EUR
7560 EUR
6200 EUR
24
4080 EUR
11320 EUR
9280 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (31.05-29.08.2020) 20 EUR
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (31.05-29.08.2020) 20 EUR

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
varies, depending on the language level and duration of stay, to be paid on-site
30 EUR
Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site) 250 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (2-9 lessons) (per lesson) 55 EUR
One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (10-19 lessons) (per lesson) 50 EUR
One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (20+ lessons) (per lesson) 48 EUR
Extra night (host family) 50 EUR
Extra night (residence) 38 EUR
Retention fee (residence) (per week)
(13.12.2020 - 03.01.2021)
108 EUR
Airport transfer from Frankfurt International Airport (pick-up) 50 EUR
Airport transfer from/to Frankfurt International Airport (pick-up and drop-off) 94 EUR
Starting dates beginner
07.01 / 02.03 / 25.05 / 29.06 / 27.07 / 24.08 / 19.10.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 21.05 / 01.06 / 11.06.2020
Holidays
15.12.2019 - 06.01.2020
13.12.2020 - 03.01.2021

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 211.- GBP
(235.- EUR)
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
(14 in summer)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
08:30-13:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Campus Viva residence, single room, no meals
1
235 EUR
575 EUR
490 EUR
2
470 EUR
1110 EUR
940 EUR
3
705 EUR
1645 EUR
1390 EUR
4
940 EUR
2180 EUR
1840 EUR
6
1320 EUR
3160 EUR
2650 EUR
8
1760 EUR
4200 EUR
3520 EUR
12
2340 EUR
5980 EUR
4960 EUR
16
3120 EUR
7960 EUR
6600 EUR
24
4680 EUR
11920 EUR
9880 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (31.05-29.08.2020) 20 EUR
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (31.05-29.08.2020) 20 EUR

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
varies, depending on the language level and duration of stay, to be paid on-site
30 EUR
Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site) 250 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (2-9 lessons) (per lesson) 55 EUR
One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (10-19 lessons) (per lesson) 50 EUR
One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (20+ lessons) (per lesson) 48 EUR
Extra night (host family) 50 EUR
Extra night (residence) 38 EUR
Retention fee (residence) (per week)
(13.12.2020 - 03.01.2021)
108 EUR
Airport transfer from Frankfurt International Airport (pick-up) 50 EUR
Airport transfer from/to Frankfurt International Airport (pick-up and drop-off) 94 EUR
Starting dates beginner
07.01 / 02.03 / 25.05 / 29.06 / 27.07 / 24.08 / 19.10.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 21.05 / 01.06 / 11.06.2020
Holidays
15.12.2019 - 06.01.2020
13.12.2020 - 03.01.2021

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Super intensive course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 24 week(s)
1 week From 243.- GBP
(270.- EUR)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 24 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
(14 in summer)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
08:30-13:00 (Mon, Wed, Fri), 08:30-13:00 + 14:00-16:00 (Tues, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Campus Viva residence, single room, no meals
1
270 EUR
610 EUR
525 EUR
2
540 EUR
1180 EUR
1010 EUR
3
810 EUR
1750 EUR
1495 EUR
4
1080 EUR
2320 EUR
1980 EUR
6
1560 EUR
3400 EUR
2890 EUR
8
2080 EUR
4520 EUR
3840 EUR
12
3120 EUR
6760 EUR
5740 EUR
16
4160 EUR
9000 EUR
7640 EUR
24
6240 EUR
13480 EUR
11440 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (31.05-29.08.2020) 20 EUR
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (31.05-29.08.2020) 20 EUR

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
varies, depending on the language level and duration of stay, to be paid on-site
30 EUR
Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site) 250 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (2-9 lessons) (per lesson) 55 EUR
One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (10-19 lessons) (per lesson) 50 EUR
One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (20+ lessons) (per lesson) 48 EUR
Extra night (host family) 50 EUR
Extra night (residence) 38 EUR
Retention fee (residence) (per week)
(13.12.2020 - 03.01.2021)
108 EUR
Airport transfer from Frankfurt International Airport (pick-up) 50 EUR
Airport transfer from/to Frankfurt International Airport (pick-up and drop-off) 94 EUR
Starting dates beginner
07.01 / 02.03 / 25.05 / 29.06 / 27.07 / 24.08 / 19.10.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 21.05 / 01.06 / 11.06.2020
Holidays
15.12.2019 - 06.01.2020
13.12.2020 - 03.01.2021

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Combined course, 20+5 lessons/week

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 11 week(s)
1 week From 396.- GBP
(440.- EUR)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ General (private): 5 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 11 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
(14 in summer)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
General (group): 08:30-12:00
General (private): To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Campus Viva residence, single room, no meals
1
440 EUR
780 EUR
695 EUR
2
880 EUR
1520 EUR
1350 EUR
3
1320 EUR
2260 EUR
2005 EUR
4
1760 EUR
3000 EUR
2660 EUR
6
2490 EUR
4330 EUR
3820 EUR
8
3320 EUR
5760 EUR
5080 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (31.05-29.08.2020) 20 EUR
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (31.05-29.08.2020) 20 EUR

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
varies, depending on the language level and duration of stay, to be paid on-site
30 EUR
Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site) 250 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (2-9 lessons) (per lesson) 55 EUR
One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (10-19 lessons) (per lesson) 50 EUR
One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (20+ lessons) (per lesson) 48 EUR
Extra night (host family) 50 EUR
Extra night (residence) 38 EUR
Retention fee (residence) (per week)
(13.12.2020 - 03.01.2021)
108 EUR
Airport transfer from Frankfurt International Airport (pick-up) 50 EUR
Airport transfer from/to Frankfurt International Airport (pick-up and drop-off) 94 EUR
Starting dates beginner
07.01 / 02.03 / 25.05 / 29.06 / 27.07 / 24.08 / 19.10.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 21.05 / 01.06 / 11.06.2020
Holidays
15.12.2019 - 06.01.2020
13.12.2020 - 03.01.2021

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

TELC combined exam preparation course (B1), 25+5 lessons/week

Lower-intermediate (A2-B1) to intermediate (B1-B2), 4 week(s)
4 weeks From 1070.- GBP
(1190.- EUR)
Lessons
General (group): 25 of 45 minutes
+ Exam preparation (group): 5 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Lower-intermediate (A2-B1) to intermediate (B1-B2)
Students/class
Max 12
(14 in summer)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
General (group): 08:30-13:00
Exam preparation (group): 14:00-16:00 (Tues, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Campus Viva residence, single room, no meals
4
1190 EUR
2430 EUR
2090 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (31.05-29.08.2020) 20 EUR
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (31.05-29.08.2020) 20 EUR

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
varies, depending on the language level and duration of stay, to be paid on-site
30 EUR
TELC exam fee 140 EUR
Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site) 250 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (2-9 lessons) (per lesson) 55 EUR
One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (10-19 lessons) (per lesson) 50 EUR
One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (20+ lessons) (per lesson) 48 EUR
Extra night (host family) 50 EUR
Extra night (residence) 38 EUR
Retention fee (residence) (per week)
(13.12.2020 - 03.01.2021)
108 EUR
Airport transfer from Frankfurt International Airport (pick-up) 50 EUR
Airport transfer from/to Frankfurt International Airport (pick-up and drop-off) 94 EUR
Starting dates 4 wk
07.01 / 03.02 / 02.03 / 30.03 / 04.05 / 02.06 / 29.06 / 27.07 / 24.08 / 21.09 / 19.10 / 16.11.2020
Exam dates
31.01 / 28.02 / 27.03 / 24.04 / 29.05 / 26.06 / 24.07 / 21.08 / 18.09 / 16.10 / 13.11 / 10.12.2020
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 21.05 / 01.06 / 11.06.2020
Holidays
15.12.2019 - 06.01.2020
13.12.2020 - 03.01.2021

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

TELC combined exam preparation course (B2), 25+5 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 4 week(s)
4 weeks From 1070.- GBP
(1190.- EUR)
Lessons
General (group): 25 of 45 minutes
+ Exam preparation (group): 5 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
(14 in summer)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
General (group): 08:30-13:00
Exam preparation (group): 14:00-16:00 (Tues, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Campus Viva residence, single room, no meals
4
1190 EUR
2430 EUR
2090 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (31.05-29.08.2020) 20 EUR
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (31.05-29.08.2020) 20 EUR

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
varies, depending on the language level and duration of stay, to be paid on-site
30 EUR
TELC exam fee 140 EUR
Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site) 250 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (2-9 lessons) (per lesson) 55 EUR
One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (10-19 lessons) (per lesson) 50 EUR
One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (20+ lessons) (per lesson) 48 EUR
Extra night (host family) 50 EUR
Extra night (residence) 38 EUR
Retention fee (residence) (per week)
(13.12.2020 - 03.01.2021)
108 EUR
Airport transfer from Frankfurt International Airport (pick-up) 50 EUR
Airport transfer from/to Frankfurt International Airport (pick-up and drop-off) 94 EUR
Starting dates 4 wk
07.01 / 03.02 / 02.03 / 30.03 / 04.05 / 02.06 / 29.06 / 27.07 / 24.08 / 21.09 / 19.10 / 16.11.2020
Exam dates
31.01 / 28.02 / 27.03 / 24.04 / 29.05 / 26.06 / 24.07 / 21.08 / 18.09 / 16.10 / 13.11 / 10.12.2020
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 21.05 / 01.06 / 11.06.2020
Holidays
15.12.2019 - 06.01.2020
13.12.2020 - 03.01.2021

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

TELC combined exam preparation course (C1), 25+5 lessons/week

Advanced (C1), 4 week(s)
4 weeks From 1070.- GBP
(1190.- EUR)
Lessons
General (group): 25 of 45 minutes
+ Exam preparation (group): 5 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
(14 in summer)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
General (group): 08:30-13:00
Exam preparation (group): 14:00-16:00 (Tues, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Campus Viva residence, single room, no meals
4
1190 EUR
2430 EUR
2090 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (31.05-29.08.2020) 20 EUR
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (31.05-29.08.2020) 20 EUR

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
varies, depending on the language level and duration of stay, to be paid on-site
30 EUR
TELC exam fee 175 EUR
Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site) 250 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (2-9 lessons) (per lesson) 55 EUR
One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (10-19 lessons) (per lesson) 50 EUR
One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (20+ lessons) (per lesson) 48 EUR
Extra night (host family) 50 EUR
Extra night (residence) 38 EUR
Retention fee (residence) (per week)
(13.12.2020 - 03.01.2021)
108 EUR
Airport transfer from Frankfurt International Airport (pick-up) 50 EUR
Airport transfer from/to Frankfurt International Airport (pick-up and drop-off) 94 EUR
Starting dates 4 wk
30.03 / 02.06 / 29.06 / 27.07 / 19.10.2020
Exam dates
23.04 / 25.06 / 23.07 / 20.08 / 12.11.2020
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 21.05 / 01.06 / 11.06.2020
Holidays
15.12.2019 - 06.01.2020
13.12.2020 - 03.01.2021

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.1/5
Overall rating

92% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

354 students gave their opinion about this school

19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, October 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
6 weeks, September – October 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
18 years old - Spain
/ 5
La familia en la que me he alojado y el colegio han sido genial. La recomentaria porque creo que es la mejor forma de aprender alemán. Las clases no se rijen solo en seguir el libro de texto, sino que hay dinamismo y diferentes actividades. Las profesoras (lo escribo en femenino por ser la gran mayoría), los compañeros y las clases han sido muy buenos y muy encuentro muy satisfecha. Hay mucha calidad en el profesorado además de ganas de enseñar. Y lo mismo en los compañeros, ganas de aprender. La relación con la familia ha sido muy cálida y comunicativa. Las comidas muy buenas y la habitación limpia y con mucha luz. Las salidas y actividades que proponía el colegio han sido muy divertidas, además de dar la oportunidad de aprender y conocer mucha más gente a parte de las clases. La persona encargada de llevarlas "Thierry", una persona muy cálida y entretenida, además de ser muy responsable.
5 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Con el curso intensivo he adelantado un curso aquí en la EOI. Estoy muy contenta. »
School highlights
« El buen ambiente entre todos los estudiantes. »
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
6 weeks, July – September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Bellissimo, lo rifarei mille altre volte
8 weeks, June – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Si di progressi ne ho fatti molti e soprattutto solo in due mesi »
School highlights
« Buoni insegnanti, confidenza, professionalità e disponibilità »
Top tips
« Assolutamente le grandi attrazioni e le città affianco ad Heidelberg »
20 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
17 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
22 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Decisamente!Non solo salita di livello, ma sono riuscita ad imparare moltissimo per il tempo ristretto (4 settimane) »
Top tips
« Visitare le città più vicine ad Heidelberg (come Stoccarda, Francoforte, Spira) ma anche partecipare alle attività fatte dalla scuola! »
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
58 years old - France
/ 5
J’ai beaucoup progressé Une famille accueillante, chaleureuse faisant tout pour que le séjour soit parfaitAccompagnant l’étudiant le premier jour jusqu a l’école pour lui montrer la route, achat de l ‘abonnement bus avec l’étudiantOrganisation de visites sur les week endVraiment super
6 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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« Oui beaucoup de progrèsDe vraiment débutante a A1 en 6 semainesJ’arrive a me faire comprendre (par des gens bienveillant) pour ce qui est de la vie courante, repas, courses transports »
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« Les professeurs sont trésoriers compétents et on ne nous plante pas devant un ordinateur »

Testimonials

Baptiste Müller
Baptiste Müller
IH Collegium PalatinumHeidelberg
Duration: 4 weeks

These 4 weeks in Heidelberg went by so quickly. The town is superb, just like the Castle with its breathtaking views, which you discover at the turn of sloping paths. I really enjoyed the fraternal atmosphere of the Collegium Palatinum; I quickly made friends of all nationalities, which greatly increased the effectiveness of the course. It was the second time I went to Germany with ESL (the first time was in Bamberg), so I chose to stay with a host family and I don’t regret it because I learnt a lot about the country thanks to the conversations with my "Gasteltern".

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Giorgia Pivanti
Giorgia Pivanti

Well, my language study trip was simply wonderful at all levels! The teachers and the school were great, I learnt a lot while being in beautiful surroundings. The family with whom I was staying was really nice and all of its members were friendly, which made me feel comfortable, like at home. Not to mention the new friends I made and the many leisure activities that I would not have missed for anything in the world. Heidelberg is a small, terrific town. It was an incredible month, at the end of which I didn’t want to go back to Italy.

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Greg Ribordy
Greg Ribordy

I had a great time at the school and I got to know a lot of new cultures and people, including fellow students from Venezuela. My host family was really kind. I had a lot of fun with my host brother and my host sister. We went to the movies together. I was well integrated in the family. At the beginning the course was a bit difficult, because the A2 group was already advanced. But when I achieved level B1, it was much easier. I liked Heidelberg a lot. It is a beautiful student city. Except for the weather, which was not so good. In the three months I spent there, I had very few sunny days. But it was fun to sit in the sun with my host family.

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Host family
All of the host families are carefully selected by our partner school. Living around 20 minutes from the language school (max. 30 minutes), you will stay in a single room and share the common areas of the house with the members of the family. You will also benefit from having breakfast or half-board provided. Staying with a host family is an excellent opportunity to practise German in a natural setting.

Campus Viva residence
Well served by the city’s public transportation network, this elegant residence combines comfort and convenience 15-20 minutes from the language school. You will stay in a pleasant single bedroom, complete with a kitchen area (stovetop, refrigerator) and an ensuite bathroom. Common areas include a spacious TV lounge, a modern fitness centre and a large shared kitchen, offering a relaxing setting in which to meet the other international students staying at the residence. Laundry facilities, including washing machines and a dryer, as well as high-speed internet access and cable TV are included. The building is supervised by a warden and located in the heart of the hip Bahnstadt district, near the town centre.

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Private apartment
To enjoy maximum independence, you may choose to stay in a private apartment within the school building. Offering space, comfort and proximity to the language school, the apartments are equipped with a small kitchen, a bedroom with a double bed, a lounge area and a bathroom. This accommodation may be booked by two people for the same price (the price is per apartment).

Campus Viva Residence

General information

The student apartment complex is located in Heidelberg's newest, trendy Bahnstadt-quarter. The apartment complex hosts also students from other Heidelberg schools and universities.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
20 minutes
Means of transportation:
tram 5R to "Weinheim", or bus
Average public transport cost:
~22 EUR per week / ~64 EUR per month
Walking distance to public transport:
8 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
10 minutes
Coffee shops:
5 minutes
Restaurants:
7 minutes
Shops:
10 minutes
Pharmacy:
10 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 18:00
Saturday until 10:00
Entry card (building)
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit
250 EUR by credit card or cash

Meals

Use of kitchen
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen
Oven
Microwave
Cutlery available
Vending machine
Laundry
10 washing machines / 8 dryers ~2 EUR per load
Common area/lounge
Wi-Fi internet access
Cable internet access
TV in common room
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden
Courtyard
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
~63 EUR per month
Parking (bicycles)
Swimming pool
Gym
Free

Room types and facilities

Single
36
~21 m2
Air conditioning
Heating
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided
Bed sheets provided
Towels provided
Toilet paper
Ensuite toilet
Ensuite shower
Wash basin
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning
Desk
Wardrobe
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access
Cable internet access
Floor
Linoleum
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided

Using German outside of the classroom, in a socio-cultural context, is a great way to develop the language skills you acquire during your lessons. This is why our partner school offers students the chance to participate in a variety of activities and outings, some free or at reduced prices, both during the week and on weekends. Examples include tours of the historic town, museum and chateau, evenings at the theatre and concerts. Excursions are organised to allow you to discover other cities and the richness of the German culture: Michelstadt in Odenwald, the Roman cathedral of Spire, Frankfurt, Mannheim or Stuttgart.

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