The cosmopolitan city of Berlin with more than 3.5 million inhabitants has a lot to offer to teenagers. Program students can enjoy the flair of the capital with a boat ride on the Spree River, a visit to the Berlin Zoo — home to the greatest variety of species of any zoo on earth — or by simply taking a leisurely stroll through the city.
The Brandenburg Gate, the remains of the Berlin Wall, and the world-famous Reichstag all serve as witnesses to Germany’s eventful history.
The fascinating blend of different cultures, the modern architecture and the great variety of outstanding cultural events all justify Berlin’s reputation as a metropolis of superlatives and guarantee an unforgettable summer for our students.
Our students stay at the Youth Guest House Berlin (Jugendgaestehaus Berlin) right in the very center of the city. The modern building is located near the new main train station (Hauptbahnhof), yet set in a green oasis, on a small and quiet side street, away from the hustle and noise of the city.
Despite its very central location the guest house is a very quiet place and perfect to spend a summer. All rooms are very bright and modern, and have en-suite bathrooms. Rooms are shared by three to four students.
We carefully choose the students who will share a room with each other. We take care to match roommates who have a comparable German language level and are of similar age, yet speak different native languages. This way we encourage them to speak and practice German with each other outside of the classroom. Boys and girls are housed separately.
Our students receive three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
Laundry service is offered to all students free of charge once a week for their personal laundry. Sheets and linen will be provided and changed regularly. We ask you to bring your own towels for daily use.
All the famous sights of Berlin, such as the government district, the Reichstag (where the German Parliament is housed), the Brandenburg Gate (symbol of the reunification of the two Germanys) and the Spree River, but also the hidden treasures of the city, its boutiques, flea markets, museums, sidewalk cafes and typical Berlin boroughs, are located within easy reach of the guest house.
After a strenuous afternoon in town, our students can relax in the guest house’s common room. Internet access, a TV room, pool tables and table football are also available for our students’ use.
Every day we offer an attractive and varied activity program with sports, games or cultural events for the leisure time after class. Our staff will encourage and motivate students to participate in the activities. This leisure program is included in the tuition fees.
The following leisure activities are offered:Handicrafts
Every Saturday, our staff members organize and accompany full-day excursions to attractive destinations. Every Wednesday, our students will have half-day excursions to sights and interesting towns within the region. The excursions and the entrance fees are already included in the course fee. Some of our offers include:
We guarantee reliable around-the-clock supervision, both during the excursions as well as throughout the whole course. All students are expected to attend all classes, meals and scheduled activities and excursions.
In Berlin the Humboldt-Institut offers German summer courses for teenagers. All courses are offered as a full-package including accommodation, full board, daily activities and excursions.
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All courses include all lessons, course materials, housing accommodations, full board, 24-hour supervision, daily activity program, weekly excursions (including entrance fees), laundry service and a certificate.
Our day of arrival is the Sunday before the course starts and the departure day is the Saturday after the end of the course.
For students arriving by car, the course center is located at Seydlitzstraße 20.
We will pick up our students from the Berlin Hauptbahnhof railway station free of charge.
We can arrange a transfer service for a fee from and to the following airports: Berlin-Tegel (TXL) and Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF).