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Expand Your World as You Live and Study in Germany

Our German exchange program gives you the opportunity to live the everyday life of a European student in high school. During your time abroad, you will experience another way of life, learn another language, and meet many new people. Are you ready for the experience of a lifetime?

During your German exchange program you will:

  • Live with a German host family: German host families have a wide range of ethnic and religious backgrounds as well as varied family structures.
  • Attend a German high school: Each morning you will attend classes and have the late afternoons free to dive even deeper into the daily life of a German student. This will be your opportunity to do some activities with your new friends!
  • Be considered a young adult: During your German exchange program, you will be independent and will enjoy more liberties! You will be free to go shopping, watch a movie at the cinema, or meet up friends at a café.
  • Experience local culture: Get ready to support a soccer team! It is the favorite sport in Germany.

Types of Programs

Ayusa Germany Abroad offers a variety of program types and program lengths. There is a program for everyone!

  • Ayusa Berlin Language Camp

    This camp provides students with the opportunity to study the German language in an invigorating environment while immersing themselves in the German culture. Intensive German courses take place in the morning, Monday through Friday, for a total of approximately 15 hours per week. Ayusa organizes additional afternoon activities three to four times per week.

  • Ayusa Germany Abroad Academic Program

    Students attend a local secondary public school during the day and get to know German family life in the afternoons and evenings. Students are welcome to begin their program either in the summer or the winter. Program duration is flexible and can range from a few weeks to a complete school year.

2017/18 program length and dates are:

Program Type Program Length Dates Cost Deadline
Language Camp 4 Weeks July 15, 2017 - August 12, 2017 USD 2,990 TBC
Language Camp 4 Weeks January 6, 2018 - February 2, 2018 USD 2,990 TBC
Pre-Ayusa Program 4 Weeks See Dates - Language Camp Summer/Winter USD 2,490 March 31 & September 30
Academic Fall Academic Year August/Semester - June/July USD 11,990 March 31
Academic Fall Semester August/Semester - January/February USD 9,990 March 31
Academic Fall Trimester August/September - November/December USD 7,990 March 31
Academic Spring Semester January/February - June/July USD 9,990 September 30
Academic Spring Trimester January/February - April/May USD 7,990 September 30

Requirements

Students participating in the Germany study abroad programs should meet the following basic criteria:

  • Be between 15 and 18 years old upon start of the program
  • Have a flexible and mature personality, desire to be challenged, have the ability to remain open-minded and tolerant of cultural differences
  • Good basic knowledge of the German language is helpful isnecessary

Visit the Ayusa Germany site to learn more details about the programs available, request additional information, or to start your application!

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