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Preparation Courses for German Boarding Schools

Secondary education in Germany

The concept

Going to school and living abroad for a period of time fosters adolescents’ development and ensures a successful future for them in a job market that is becoming more and more international – studying in Germany would enhance any resume. Our “Going to school in Germany” program is geared toward highly motivated pupils between 10 and 17 years of age, and offers them the chance to participate in regular classes in German boarding schools. Living amongst German classmates, these juniors enhance their language skills and prepare to pass the Abitur, which is required for university admittance in Germany.


Besides having to demonstrate generally above average academic performance, foreign candidates must also have sufficient knowledge of the German language to be admitted to a German school. This is why they are asked first of all to attend an intensive German language course for several months at our language centers in Bad Schussenried or in Lindenberg. Having successfully completed level B2, students are then transferred to a boarding school and integrated in a class according to their age and performance level. Among others, we work with the Torgelow Castle boarding school to allow talented students between the ages of 10 and 18 to spend an entire school year in Germany. For program participants from abroad, staying at a German boarding school will significantly expand their personal horizons and add an international component to their education.

Programm schedule

Our intensive German language courses, and thus the program itself, begin at all regular starting dates. Depending on their prior skill level, students will need approx. two to six months to reach the required level of German, namely level B2. Afterwards, we offer our students a 6-week preparatory course focusing on mathematics and natural sciences. After this, they will switch to a German boarding school (Gymnasium) and stay there either until the end of the school year or until they complete their Abitur.

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