Unsupervised Teen Study Program in Berlin, Germany

Quick Facts
Start: June and August
Age: 16-20
Cost: $ 2,165 +
Num. Weeks:  2 - 6
Levels: Elementary 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 with a host family or the student residence.
Family and Teen program available in summer time.

For Students Aged: 16 - 20 years old
Elementary to Advanced German (No Beginners)
Unsupervised Program

To accommodate the unique needs of older teens (age 16-20), we offer the German Summer Program  in Berlin. Student will learn German in the very center of Berlin´s trendiest district. The college has a 9.000 m² campus - with fancy clubs, cafes and designer shops just down the street.

The street is nicknamed casting ally, because there are so many films and fashion shootings there. Every day you will discover  a different part of Berlin - you´ll get to see all the highlights: Museumsinsel, Badeschiff, the Berlin Wall ...

The German courses start in the afternoon - you will do Berlin sightseeing in the morning, and at night we take you out in Berlin: we go clubbing, play minigolf or hang out in Mauerpark

Students have 20 weekly lessons of German, which are offered at one of the following three levels: elementary, intermediate and advanced (no beginners). 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.

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 12 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

Activities Included in the Program
Every weekday morning 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 Morning Afternoon 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

Accommodations - Homestay with a German Family
Generally every student who has booked accommodation with a host family should keep in mind that this form of accommodation differs much from a hotel or bed and breakfast. For a short while, students and host families live together as almost one family which demands consideration on both sides. Don't forget that the everyday life of the family goes on while you are there It is included breakfast at the homestay, dinner on campus. Communting time between 30 and 50 minutes

Housing in Germany can differ. Some families have their own house with a garden, whereas some live in flats right in the center of the city. The guest-rooms may have double, or single beds. Normally there is only one bathroom which is shared; towels and bed linen are provided by the family.

Accommodations - Residence
Students live at either the on campus residence or off campus hostel (5 min walking), and each room has 3 to 5 beds. There are several showers and WC in each hall, and half board is included with the lodging. Students have the option of purchasing their lunch at one of the near by restaurants, or in the cafeteria.

The language instructors accompany you and are happy to assist you, but there is no 24 hour care: this program is for mature students

Included in the Program

  • Small Classes (Max 12 Students)
  • 20 Lessons of German Per Week
  • Varied and engaging activities program
  • Staff escorted tours of Berlin
  • Lodging with a family or Student residence
  • 2 meals daily
  • 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 18, 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; August 6, 2018
  • No Beginners!

2018 Program Fees

  • 2 weeks: $ 2,165
  • 3 weeks: $ 3,105
  • Additional weeks: $ 995
  • Lunch is available for $85 per week
  • On Campus Residence is an additional $130 per week,

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.

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