Summer School 2018
Program date: May 28 – June 15, 2018

Application deadline: March 15, 2018

Program fee: 1.600 €

Summer School

European Perspectives on Business and Culture


WHAT courses are offered

Along with a mandatory course on culture and management, you will choose one European business elective in the field of tourism, marketing, food or data science. See courses page for more details.


WHERE it takes place

Heilbronn is located in the region of Baden-Württemberg, Germany’s economic powerhouse, and the headquarters of companies such as Mercedes, Porsche and Bosch.


WHO should apply

This program is designed for upperclassmen with backgrounds in Business, Marketing, Tourism and Cultural/European/Germanic studies or a related field.


HOW to apply

To apply, Experience Europe requires the following: Resume, letter of motivation, transcript of records, completed application form.

Alumni Testimonials

Here's what our students say about the experience

  • My time spent in Heilbronn for Summer School will forever be one of the greatest experiences of my life! I learned so much about European Tourism and Culture both in the classroom and on class excursions. The mentor program was also so helpful; I am still very close friends with my mentor, Alina!

    Young woman standing in front of vineyards holding a strawberry and a wineglass.
    Hannah Temple, IUPUI
  • After being accepted into the Heilbronn summer program, flew on a plane, and traveled outside of the U.S. all for the first time, my outlook on life itself transformed before my eyes. To be completely immersed in a new culture is exhilarating and taking that leap to step out of my comfort zone to follow my dreams was pivotal for my growth as an individual as well as in my career. I now appreciate differences in cultures, view tourism in a new light, and I cannot thank those at Heilbronn University enough for the life-changing experiences they provided me.

    Lauryn Andrews, IUPUI
  • “During my 3 weeks in Heilbronn I got to experience so much of the German culture from taking classes, the amazing food and daily life! I didn’t know how similar it was to what I was use to at home. My study Abroad experience has helped shaped who I am as a person, and I will always remember the memories from my three weeks at Heilbronn Summer School!”

    Angela Sherburne, IUPUI
  • Every time I turn a corner I see something new. This experience has most definitely helped me figure out what the important things in life are. Truly an unforgettable experience!

    Nick Hook, University of Manitoba
  • “My study-abroad trip to Heilbronn, Germany was an experience of a life-time! I was able to attend an amazing university, see stunning architecture and gain so much knowledge, along with creating friendships with people from around the world! This experience has helped me grow personally and professionally, and I can’t wait to go back to visit!”

    Teale Moran (Columbus State University)

Six credits towards your degree, three weeks in the center of Europe, and one unforgettable experience – this is what awaits you at the Heilbronn Summer School!

The program offers you transferrable credit hours in international business and intercultural studies, right in the heart of Europe. The program includes excursions to leading companies in Southern Germany, discussions with experts in European business and the opportunity to experience German and European culture through exciting city trips and direct immersion into a lively German university setting.

In cooperation with Heilbronn University and Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University, the HILL Institute is proud to organize the annual summer school program for students from our partnering universities across the world.

credits toward your final degree
weeks in the center of Europe
unforgettable experience!

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Everything you need to know

Summer School Heilbronn is an intensive, three-week academic program which offers you the opportunity to experience European and German culture not just in the classroom, but also through historical city trips, conversations in beer gardens, exploring castles, and much more. Fundamental to the program are:

  • Excursion to leading companies in Germany
  • Discussions with experts in European business
  • Practical knowledge for your future career
  • Direct immersion into the culture
  • A personal mentor during your stay
  • Integration into a German university setting
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What awaits you exactly? This program will expand your perspective, tease your taste buds, stretch your comfort zone, integrate you into a German university setting and help form you into a global citizen.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at any time with this form or at

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to meeting you!