Are you a high school student looking for adventure in Germany? Are you a parent looking to provide your child a summer study opportunity with a proven track record? Are you a teacher looking for a three-week immersion program where students connect with language and culture?
The German Summer-Study Program for High School Students sponsored in cooperation with the German government's Pedagogical Exchange Service (PAD) provides homestay and school experience. Live with a German family, attend classes and experience the German language and culture firsthand. Nearly 2,500 students have benefited from this unique experience! View our Brochure and Apply Now!
2013 Course Sites and Dates
Berlin depart New York May 27, return June 18
Wiesbaden depart Chicago June 11, return July 3
Leipzig depart New York June 21, return July 13
Bad Reichenhall depart New York June 26, return July 18
Beilngries depart Newark June 26, return July 18
Passau depart New York July 1, return July 23
A Learning Experience. There is no better or more effective way to learn German than to be immersed in the culture. Living and studying in Germany is a great way to develop international friendships! The German Summer-Study Program provides high school students an opportunity to improve their global awareness and intercultural understanding.
Live With a German Family. Experience Germany as part of a family! Host families are carefully chosen and every effort is made to match "brothers" and "sisters" with similar interests.
Attend Classes. This is an excellent opportunity to improve German language skills. The school year in Germany runs into July in several states, and the Gymnasium (academic high school) is still in session when the American students arrive. Special class arrangements are made to integrate students into the German school and create a memorable experience.
Eligibility Requirements. Students who have had two years of German and have the recommendation of their German teacher are eligible (including graduating seniors). Participants must be between the ages of 15 and 18 at time of departure.
Application Deadline April 15, 2013. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until all available places are filled.
Adult Supervision. Immersion in the German culture is exciting, and there is a lot to learn. At each site a qualified American high school teacher of German is available to supervise field trips, act as a liaison with the German school authorities or just provide a sympathetic ear to students.
Insurance Coverage. All participants, including teacher chaperones, are covered by AATG's accident and health policy. Chaperones are also covered by foreign liability insurance.
Program Cost $3,695 including international airfare from departure city. Program cost is based on airfares and the exchange rate of the dollar/Euro and is subject to change.
Scholarship Aid Available. Scholarships of up to 25% of the program cost are available to students whose financial need merits such support. Application deadline: April 15. Scholarship Application.
Not Included in Price. Passport fees, excess baggage charges, transportation to and from participant's home to departure airport, and other items of a strictly personal nature.
Payment Schedule. A deposit of $695 is required with the application. Participants will be billed in installments, followed by a final invoice. Full payment is due six weeks prior to departure.
Cancellation Policy. Withdrawal from the program before March 1, 2013, will result in a cancellation fee of $295; withdrawal from the program between March 1, 2013, and April 30, 2013, will result in a cancellation fee of $495. AATG reserves the sole right to determine cancellation fees after April 30, 2013. All cancellations must be submitted in writing.