Germany Cultural Exchange
Germany is a European country celebrated for its rich cultural heritage and historical significance. It boasts iconic landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate and Neuschwanstein Castle. Renowned for its diverse cuisine and world-famous beers, Germany is a gastronomic delight. The German language and contributions to music, philosophy, and science have profoundly influenced global culture. It continues to be a favoured tourist destination, drawing millions of visitors each year.
The majority of Germans are Christian, with a significant proportion identifying as either Protestant or Catholic. While religion plays a part in German culture, many Germans are not highly religious, and regular church attendance is less common in modern society. When they do attend church services, it’s typically on Sunday mornings.
Exchange students will attend a public school and are placed in grade 9, 10 or 11. Every school decides which grade the exchange student will attend. Students usually have to take compulsory classes such as Maths, German, English, Social Science, Natural Science and Physical Education. In addition, students can choose, among other subjects, music, arts, computer science etc. depending on what the school offers.
Options & Criteria
15 - 17
Term, semester or 1 year
Average 'C' grade or better across core subjects
Assistance & homestay transport
Assistance with transfers to and from the airport/train station at the beginning and end of the programme (extra fees apply)
Meet and greet at the destination when you arrive on your destination.
Assistance with visa application
Host family accommodation
Emergency care & assistance
Local supervision and regular contact with local representatives
24/7 emergency telephone contact
Health Insurance (extra fees apply)
Academic, social & welfare support
Selection of suitable schools
Placement and registration in school
The meals are half board on weekdays and full board on weekends