Germany wears its riches well: elegant big-city charm, small picture-postcard towns, pagan-inspired harvest festivals, a wealth of art and culture and the perennial pleasures of huge tracts of forest, delightful castles and fine food and culture are all there for the savouring. Enjoying the outdoors, from skiing Alpine peaks to hiking carefully preserved forests, is essential.
I would say it was a great experience. I started off with insufficient German skills but picked them up to a fluent stage. I met so many people and learnt a lot about another country and about myself. I learned to respect many more things and gained a better look on life.
Piers Hanbury – Semester program to Germany
|Short Programs||Long Programs||Language Criteria||Immunisation||Gap Year||Online Video||Scholarships||Discounts|
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The Give Back Exchange Fund
Schools can nominate up to 5 students to apply for a grant from the Give Back Exchange Fund
The Give Back Exchange Fund has been created with a desire to give back to the community and provide more opportunities for high school students to experience both sides of the exchange program, from living life abroad to welcoming an overseas student into their home.
The final deadlines for applications are listed below. There are a limited number of grants available, so don't leave asking your school for a nomination until the last minute.
- 1st March 2020 for August - September 2020 departures
- 1st September 2020 for January 2021 departures
Next available departures for Germany
|Length||Departure||Fee||Application deadline||Early Bird deadline||Scholarship deadline|
|Length10 months||DepartureJan 2020||FeeAU $10300||Application deadline24/09/2019||Early Bird deadline31/03/2019||Scholarship deadline31/03/2019|
|Length5 months||DepartureJan 2020||FeeAU $9300||Application deadline24/09/2019||Early Bird deadline31/03/2019||Scholarship deadline31/03/2019|
|Length3 months||DepartureAug 2020||FeeAU $7800||Application deadline11/03/2020||Early Bird deadline31/10/2019|
|Length5 months||DepartureAug 2020||FeeAU $9300||Application deadline11/03/2020||Early Bird deadline31/10/2019||Scholarship deadline31/10/2019|
|Length10 months||DepartureAug 2020||FeeAU $10300||Application deadline11/03/2020||Early Bird deadline31/10/2019||Scholarship deadline31/10/2019|
|Length3 months||DepartureOct 2020||FeeAU $7800||Application deadline14/07/2020||Early Bird deadline31/03/2020|
|Length2 months||DepartureNov 2020||FeeAU $7300||Application deadline08/09/2020||Early Bird deadline31/03/2020|
|Length10 months||DepartureJan 2021||FeeAU $10300||Application deadline24/09/2020||Early Bird deadline31/03/2020||Scholarship deadline31/03/2020|
|Length5 months||DepartureJan 2021||FeeAU $9300||Application deadline24/09/2020||Early Bird deadline31/03/2020||Scholarship deadline31/03/2020|
Important Program Information
Please note that
- Students accepted for Germany need to have a basic knowledge of the German language. Students must have studied German for at least 1 year prior to program start date to be able to follow lessons in German schools. A 2 week language program is available at additional cost for August departures only.
- Arrival orientation held in Mannheim at an additional cost for January and August arrivals.