Start your high school adventure in Germany´s cool capital
High School Starter Weekend & Prep Courses in Berlin
Your German high school adventure will start in Berlin - with a starter weekend on the GLS campus (campus map). You´ll meet other exchange students from all over the world, together you´ll explore BERLIN and learn more about Germany and German schools!
- 3 days in FEB and SEP
- no extra cost - included in the price
If you don´t go to a high school in Berlin, but e.g. in Bremen oder Bayreuth, we´ll take care of your subsequent transfer to your host family or boarding school.
Questions? Just contact us, we´ll be happy to answer and consult: your contact persons
Starter Weekend in SEP 2016
50 students from 8 countries (China, Italy, Mexico, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain and Switzerland) took part in the last starter weekend in SEP 2016: more (PDF)
The starter weekend is included in the price:
|Dates||FEB 2017 | SEP 2017|
|Included||Accommodation on the GLS Campus Berlin or a hostel within walking distance, all meals, sightseeing, workshops, transfer to your final destination in Germany|
|Friday||Afternoon: arrival at the GLS Campus Berlin, welcome dinner|
|Saturday||Workshop I: High Schools in Germany - how they differ from your school at home|
Workshop II: Dos and don´ts in Germany - what you need to know in order to get along well
Afternoon sightseeing in Berlin
Night out in Berlin
|Sunday||Workshop III: Host families and what to do if you have a culture shock|
BBQ on the GLS campus
Transfer to host family or boarding school
See photos from our last starter weekend HERE!
Most schools demand German on level A2 as a minimum, some expect B1 or even C1. No problem if you don´t have the required level yet. Just do a preparatory course at the GLS German Language School in Berlin.
Prep courses are taught in 4-week-units, with 20 weekly lessons in mini groups (max. 6 future high school students):
|first Monday of the month||1 - 5 months*||20 per week||1.740 € per month**|
* duration depending on your level of German. You can assess you current level of German with this online test.
** incl. accommodation in a host family, single room, full board. Not included: public transport, insurance.