STUDENT EXCHANGE GERMANY – LONG TERM
GERMANY – TERM, SEMESTER & ACADEMIC YEAR
STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMS IN GERMANY
All long term program applicants book their own international economy return flights and meet & greet service at stopovers.
PROGRAM – 10 MONTHS
Check out the cost of our Exchange Program in Germany
(Excludes International Flights)
Final Payment and Closing Date:
5 months before departure
Homestay and High School Matching
- Students accept to be placed anywhere in Germany depending on where the best match is found.
- The placement is made by matching a student with a family according to various criteria including their common interests, hobbies, and activities.
- The student will be given the chance to go to a German school, and our team in Germany will make the best efforts to find a family with a host sibling (the German student and the participant may not be in the same class). Your family might also be hosting another international student.
Secondary education in Germany:
- The “Gymnasium” or “Realschule” (high school) in Germany takes students for five years between the ages of 14 to 18.
- Classes usually take place during weekday mornings. The schedule generally goes from 8:00am until 1:00pm.
- The aim of this school integration is to discover the German school system, and overall have a social integration with German teenagers. As this program is non-academic there is no pressure on the student to actively participate unless they want to.
Typical School Day
German students get to school using public transport which is very well organised. School starts between 8:00am and 9.00am and finishes around lunch time or early afternoon. Normally schools will have a canteen on site for lunches, though it is common for some students to bring their own packed lunch (prepared either by the host family or the student before school). Students will participate in regular lessons such as: Maths, German, English and French as well as science classes. The amount of extracurricular activity is determined individually by each school and varies greatly.
Criteria For Long Term Student Language Programs
Students must satisfy the following criteria:
- Aged between 14 and 18-years-old
- A strong interest in learning about and participating in a European culture
- A high level of motivation to make the most of the immersion program at every opportunity to really improve language skills and cultural awareness
- Long Term programs — 2 years high school language study
- An open and flexible attitude to integrating into a new family, school and community