Supervised Teen Study Program in Berlin, Germany

Quick Facts
Start: June and August
Age: 14-17
Cost: $ 2,295+
Num. Weeks:  2 - 6
Levels: Intermediate to Advanced
All excursions are around Berlin and included in the program. There are also organized day trips to other German cities.
Students will learn German while discovering Berlin and living in a villa built around the turn of the century.
Family and Teen program available in summer time.

For Students Aged: 16 - 17 years old
Elementary to Advanced German (No Beginners)
Supervised Program

To accommodate the unique needs of older teens (age 16-17), we offer the German Summer Camp in Berlin. The German Summer Camp enables students to Learn German and discover Berlin. The NRCSA Center's beautiful garden is a perfect place to gather and socialize after classes. The Berlin camp has 40 beds and a big garden - ideal, if you like it small, cozy and familial. The villa is a like a safe island in the very center of bustling Berlin: it is located near Kurfuerstendamm, the most famous shopping street in the western city center.

German classes take place in the morning, and every afternoon our guides show students the best of Berlin: We´ll go swimming at the Badeschiff, play minigolf at Mauerpark next to the Berlin Wall,  and of course we´ll do some sightseeing, too: Checkpoint Charlie, Reichstag, Potsdamer Platz ...

Students have 20 weekly lessons of German, which are offered at one of the following three levels: elementary, intermediate and advanced (no beginners), each lesson is 45 minutes. Classes are internationally mixed, and have an average of 12 students per class. Teachers encourage communicative skills, thus enabling students to quickly use the German they learn as they discover Berlin with guides provided by the program. Classes are held in small classes with a maximum of 8 students per class. The goal of the camp is to improve the student's active and passive language ability, and to help them groupdevelop an understanding of the German culture and way of life. Classes are taught exclusively in German, and are open to all levels. Students are expected to attend all lessons.

Students will be given a placement test upon arrival to determine their appropriate level. The focus of the language classes is to develop the students ability to communicate in German.

Program Features:

  • Small Group Classes (Max 8 Students)
  • Four Lessons Per Day (Mon - Fri)
  • Internationally Mixed Classes
  • Emphasis on Teaching Students to Communicate
  • Immersion Based Classes (All Instruction is in German)
  • Friendly and Helpful Teachers

teenActivities Included in the Program
After lunch the real fun beings. Every weekday afternoon students have their choice of two organized activities, such as swimming in one of Berlin's many lakes or rowing in Tiergarten Park. Of course you'll get to relax as well, with activities such as inline skating, swimming in Lake Wannsee, rowing in Tiergarten Park or just dancing in one of Berlin's trendy new clubs. During the various activities students will have plenty of time to meet, socialize, and make friends with each other.

Other activities include guided tours of Berlin by real "Berliners". These tours allow students to see Berlin as most tourists never would. Students will get to see places like Potsdamer Platz, Brandenburger Tor, and Museum Island where lots of outdoor concerts take place in summer time.

Students will also have a change to see the area around Berlin as well. Every Saturday there is an organized full-day excursion. Past excursions have included: Potsdam, Castle Rheinsberg, or Sachsenhausen, a Third Reich concentration camp. The exact excursions will vary depending on when you attend the program, weather, etc.

Sample Week

Day Afternon Morning Evening
Sunday arrival until 5 pm, introduction and language test, welcome evening
Monday walking tour in Prenzlauer Berg, exploring the neighbourhood 4 German lessons barbecue
Tuesday shopping: second hand Berlin designer fashion 4 German lessons clubbing
Wednesday swimming in Lake Wannsee near Potsdam 4 German lessons badminton
Thursday sightseeing and shopping in Mitte, Berlin´s new city center 4 German lessons video night
Friday cycling tour along the former Berlin Wall 4 German lessons disco
Saturday full-day excursion to Potsdam, Castle Sanssoucil pub tour
Sunday departure or visit at fleamarket on "Strasse des 17. Juni" yard party


Students live  on the camp, and each room has 3 to 4 beds. There are several showers and WC on the hall, and full board is included with the lodging.

The language instructors live in the villa with the students, and are always available to help answer questions. The villa has a party room, a projects room (for staging plays or making a newspaper), a basketball court, and a barbecue in the garden

Included in the Program

  • Small Classes (Max 12 Students)
  • 20 Lessons of German Per Week
  • activityVaried and engaging activities program
  • Staff escorted tours of Berlin
  • Students live in renovated and spacious 3 to 4 bedded rooms.
  • There are several showers and WC down the hall and each room has a wash basin.
  • The laundry is done by school staff so students are taken care of completely.
  • Language instructors live in the villa with students and are always there to help and answer questions.
  • The villa has a party room as well as a room for projects like staging a theater play or making a newspaper.
  • There is a basketball court and a barbecue in the garden
  • NRCSA Emergency insurance (during dates in the foreign country):
    • Accident insurance up to $10,000
    • Emergency medical evacuation up to $25,000
    • Emergency reunion up to $5,000
    • Repatraition up to $7,500
    • Life insurance up to $5,000
    • 24 Hour emergency worldwide multi-lingual telephone assistance.

2018 Start Dates

  • This program starts on June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; August 6, 2018
  • No Beginners!

2018 Program Fees

  • 2 weeks: $ 2,295
  • 3 weeks: $ 3,395
  • Additional weeks: $ 1,165

Berlin, Germany - City Info
Berlin is a fascinating metropolis in the heart of Europe. Berlin is now, more than before, a remarkable city. Decades of division following World War II and Berlin's special status as Allied-occupied territory have left their enduring mark on the city's life. Circumstances have radically changed since November 9, 1989 and Berlin has moved to the forefront of the international scene. The dismantling of the Wall and the opening of borders have made Berlin today one of Europe's most lively and interesting cities.

Grand palaces, incomparable art museums like the Pergamon and the Bauhaus, innumerable restaurants, a vast and varied music scene and nightlife all make Berlin a unique destination for learning the German language.