UIW Heidelberg Center to open in August

By Lauren Silva

LOGOS STAFF WRITER

The University of the Incarnate Word Center for European Studies in Heidelberg, Germany, will officially open Aug. 25.

Heidelberg, a historic town with a population of roughly 140,000, is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities in Germany.

The UIW Center there is neither a sister school nor an American campus. The center is actually a joint-venture with Cultural and Educational Programs Abroad, an international company with a long relationship with the university. Students attending UIW will be able to spend one or two semesters on this campus as part of their academic experience.

Dr. Javier Lozano, director of Sister School Partnerships, said that while the courses offered are still pending, some classes that might appear on the fall schedule are: International Relations, European Politics, International Economics, International Business, College Algebra, Introduction to Probability and Statistics, and Microeconomics.

UIW will send professors from different departments to teach on this campus each semester. There will also be faculty-led trips to this campus throughout the year. For instance, Dr. Annette Craven, associate professor of management in the H-E-B School of Business, and Dr. Roger Barnes, professor of sociology from the College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences, will be taking a group of students during the 2012 spring break.

There will also be several excursions included in the cost of this program, such as a visit to the Heidelberg castle, and a tour of the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart.

FYI

Financial aid does apply for this program. Students can use academic scholarships as well as grants and loan to cover the cost of this program.

For more financial aid information, visit the Office of Financial Assistance. And for more general information about the Heidelberg, Germany campus, e-mail studyabroad@uiwtx.edu

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