Class Duration

Class Per Week

Student Age

Class Days

Course Summary

10 Students

15 - 17 year olds




This fully immersive and intensive German Leaving Certificate preparation course provides a fantastic study abroad experience and is perfect for fifth years preparing to sit upcoming written and oral exams. The excellent tutors at the exceptional Humboldt Institute language school in Bad Schussenried provide the highest standard of lesson plans to study abroad students from all over the world. There are 32 weekly lessons included in this Leaving Cert preparation course. 

30 of these are taught in small groups which creates a personalised environment where you can learn through constant interaction with fellow classmates. During these classes, you will work to improve their overall comprehension, fluency and German vocabulary. 

In the additional two private weekly lessons, there is a focus on the German Leaving certificate syllabus to fully prepare you ahead of your exams. You will work one on one with a tutor who pays attention to your individual needs and helps you achieve your learning goals.

The language school is a modern boarding school nestled between a lovely park and an extensive outdoor recreation area. The school has space for up to 300 students from around the world and boasts an impressive infrastructure that allows students to partake in a range of recreational activities during their stay.  The school is a 5-minute walk from Bad Schussenried - a historic monastery town located in the beautiful hilly region between Lake Constance and the Danube and Iller rivers.

Dates & Prices

Starting dates 2019: 

14, 21 July

Availability in August 

Starting dates 2020:

5 April 

31 May 

7, 14, 21, 28 June 

2, 9, 16 Aug  

Course duration: 2 to 16 weeks 


The price for 32 German lessons per week, activities, excursions, full board accommodation and books is:

  • €1025 per week 
  • €40 surcharge per week between 9th June and 17th August

Price includes: 

  • 24-hour supervision
  • Daily leisure program
  • Weekly excursions
  • Admission charges
  • Course certificate examinations
  • Transfers to and Bad Schussenried railway station
  • Course Materials
  • Full board accommodation (3 main meals and fruit)
  • Certificate of Attendance on completion

Optional extras: 

  • One to one lessons: €65 per lesson
  • Transfers as follows
    - Munich Airport €140 each way
    - Zurich Airport €110 each way

    - Memmingen Airport €50 each way

  • Two weekly tennis lessons: €60 per week (only available between the 28th of May and the 26th of August)

How to book: 

To book, please click on the Book Now button and fill out your details.

Alternatively, you can email [email protected] with the following information:

If booking outside 8 weeks, you will be asked to pay a non-refundable holding deposit of €500
Once we have this information, we will send you forms for completion, an invoice and flight details for you to book.

  • Name of course

  • Parent's full name, phone number and email

  • Student's full name, date of birth, Irish school, email and phone number

  • Any medical/food requirements

  • Course start date

  • Course length

  • Accommodation choice (if applicable to course)

  • Any optional extras

  • Special requests

  • If travelling with a friend and whether they would like to share accommodation

Full payment is due 8 weeks prior to departure


The Humboldt student residence is located in Bad Schussenried’s boarding school, the largest one in Germany. Students can share a room here where they also attend classes. The boarding school is located close to a park and an outdoor recreation centre. 

Students have access to a wide range of fantastic facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, a climbing wall, a movie theater and a spacious garden. All meals are provided in the on site restaurant and each room has shower and bathroom facilities. 

We understand that every student’s needs are unique and work with the supportive team at Humboldt to ensure you have the best possible experience while studying abroad. If you have any specific requirements or food allergies, please do not hesitate to inform us at the point of booking.

Sample week

*Subject to change. Some activities may have an additional cost.


Transport to Bad Schussenried boarding school

Fly to Memmingen

Flight Advisory


Three intensive German lessons

Sports activities

Three intensive German lessons

Welcome party


Three intensive German lessons

Three intensive German lessons

One private Leaving Certificate Preparation class

Explore Bad Schussenried


Three intensive German lessons

Three intensive German lessons

One private Leaving Certificate Preparation class

Free time


Three intensive German lessons

One private Leaving Certificate Preparation class

Three intensive German lessons

Movie night


Three intensive German lessons

Three intensive German lessons

One private Leaving Certificate Preparation class



Full day trip to Munich


Full day

School Introduction Video

Photo Gallery

The closest airport is Memmingen Airport

Students can opt to stay 1 to 2 weeks

Students can fly out any Sunday of the year and begin classes the next day.

Students will stay on campus in the language school’s student residences.

You can get a train to Bad Schussenried. Transfer between the train station and your accommodation is provided and included in the course price. Or for a surcharge you can arrange to be picked up from the airport.

Having a foundation of conversational German is beneficial to students going on any of our language courses but even less advanced students will see their fluency flourish in a short space of time during this immersive experience.

While all meals are provided, you’ll need money for socialising and shopping during your time away.

Students can opt to share a room with a friend or can be placed with another student if they have travelled alone. Staying with a student who you didn’t know before your trip is a great way to widen your circle of friends while getting the chance to practice your language skills with new people.

You’ll need to arrange your own flights. But we provide you with details of the most direct route.