Why Heidelberg?

This question is certainly easier and has a better answer after having lived there. Before, my answer would have been something along the lines of--it's beautiful and there's a castle. Now, I have too many reasons to list. It's beautiful and there's a castle.  Honestly, the view of the castle shrouded by mist from across … Continue reading Why Heidelberg?


Pre-Semester Language Course

At Heidelberg University, there is a one month long German Language Course offered in March about two months before the Summer Semester begins. I would recommend this course to everyone no matter their confidence or interest level in the german language. One reason is because this is an easy way to meet and become friends … Continue reading Pre-Semester Language Course


If you're an international student (or any student really) at Heidelberg University then you can go on super inexpensive "excursions" around Germany. The day-trips cost about 16-25 euros each and include transportation, a tour guide (who will only speak German), and the entrance fee to select attractions. There are also longer weekend trips, such as … Continue reading Excursions

Studentenwohnheim Tour

These are photos of my student apartment in Heidelberg. The apartment itself is fairly small but I only was sharing it with one roommate, so it was more than enough space. I was lucky enough to live with a German roommate, who studied at the university full time, so she had stocked the kitchen with cooking … Continue reading Studentenwohnheim Tour