Class Duration

Class Per Week

Student Age

Class Days

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


Fly to Berlin for introductory ‘starter weekend’. Introduction and welcome meeting

Orientation workshops to prepare you for student life in Berlin.

Explore Berlin with other students

Flight Advisory


Orientation workshops to prepare you for student life in Berlin

Transport to student residence or host family


Introduction and welcome meeting at school. Classes with German students

Free time with host family or other students.


Classes with German students

German language class (optional).

Free time


Classes with German students

Sports activities

Free time


Classes with German students

German language classes (optional)

Free time


Classes with German students

Sports activities

Free time


During your stay you can go on two weekend excursions to nearby cities including Hamburg and Dresden


Free time

Course Summary


14 - 17 year olds




Students who attend a German secondary school have three options:

  • Classic:

    If you choose the Classic option, you will stay with a host family and attend a state-run school. The excellent staff at GLS will pick the location, school and family for you based on your individual likes, dislikes and personal requirements.

  • Select:

    With this option, students can select the location of their state-run school. You will also stay with a host family.

  • Private Boarding School:

    Students can choose to attend and stay in a private boarding school. For this option you can stay for the full academic year.

For all three options, you will attend mainstream classes alongside other German students. Before this immersive experience, you need to take a level test to ensure you have the required language skills. For students who do not have sufficient German, a preparatory language course can be taken prior to departure. During your stay, you’ll attend mainstream classes taught through German by supportive teachers in excellent schools chosen by our affiliated language school partners GLS. Additionally, you can opt to attend two free German language classes twice a week after school. Prior to beginning this Secondary School Programme, you will attend a ‘starter weekend’ in Berlin. Here you will meet other International and German students and take part in workshops to help prepare you for life as a student in Germany. At the end of this weekend, you’ll be met by your host family or provided with transfer to your student residence.

Dates & Prices

The price list includes classes, accommodation, full board, activities, two excursions, Free German after-school classes and airport transfers and is as follows:

Course length



Private Boarding School

2 months



3 months



4 months



5 months



11 months





Students who opt for the classic or select programme will stay with a host family who have been previously assessed by the dedicated staff at our partner language school, GLS. Here you will be provided with full board and have a short commute to your school where you’ll attend classes. Students stay in a single room and will get to speak with their host family before leaving to Germany to get to know one another and confirm travel details.

If you opt for the private boarding school option, you will live on campus with other German and international students. Here you will share a double room and be provided with full board. On site you will have access to sports and leisure facilities. We understand the importance of safe, comfortable and fun accommodation to students travelling abroad so if you have any special requirements or food allergies, please don’t hesitate to let us know at the point of booking.

School Introduction Video

Students are required to sit a level test before beginning their secondary school programme to ensure they have the adequate language skills required. Students can also avail of a preparatory language course beforehand to help them become an intermediate level speaker.

If you choose the Classic or Select programme, you will stay with a previously vetted host family close to the secondary school. Students in the Private Boarding School live on the campus where they attend classes.

Students who opt for the two to four month Classic or Select programme can begin their Secondary School programme at any point during the school year. If you choose to stay for five or eleven months, you will need to begin your programme in either August or February. If you opt for the private boarding school option you are also required to begin in August or February.

Transfer between the airport and your accommodation is provided on arrival and departure.

If you opt for the Classic or Select programme, you can stay between two and five months or eleven months. With the Private boarding school option, you are required to stay for eleven months.

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

Students are not placed in the same accommodation as friends. They stay with a host family and attend school with the host family's children or the children of the host family's neighbours.

You’ll need to arrange your own flights. But we are happy to help advise you on the most direct route.