Current Information on Coronavirus15. March 2020

Last update: Friday, March 27, 2020, 10:00 CET

It is of utmost importance to us to keep everyone informed about the current situation regarding the coronavirus, which is why we regularly consult with the German Ministry of Health as well as the Robert-Koch-Institut (German federal government agency for disease control and prevention) and local authorities in order to be able to accordingly amend our proceedings if required. Both institutions publish daily updated and reliable information regarding the current coronavirus situation in Germany on their respective websites linked above.

Current Situation at the Humboldt-Institut Course Centers

Our schools in Bad Schussenried, Lindenberg, Berlin and Constance are closed until further notice. Boarding school operations continue with restrictions that serve to protect the community. Students continue to receive accommodation and board. Below you will find details on each of our course centers.

Bad Schussenried

It is with a heavy heart that we have to inform you about our school in Bad Schussenried currently under quarantine until and including March 31. Several students and staff have been tested positive for the coronavirus. The persons concerned are doing well according to the circumstances. In accordance with the local authorities, those affected were accommodated in single rooms. On-site staff regularly check and take care of all students in their rooms. Classes and the leisure program are suspended. There are no excursions and activities outside of campus. Visits to students are not possible due to the quarantine.

After the quarantine has ended, the boarding school continues to operate with restrictions for the students currently present.

New enrollments will be accepted for any date after April 25, 2020.

Lindenberg

The boarding school in Lindenberg will continue to operate with restrictions for all students who are already on site. Students continue to receive accommodation and board at the boarding school and take part in the leisure program on campus. There are no excursions and activities outside of campus. Visits to the students are not possible due to the instructions of the federal state.

New enrollments will be accepted for any date after April 25, 2020.

Berlin-Mitte

All German courses (intensive courses, evening courses, Saturday courses) continue as online courses until further notice. The online German courses can now be booked on our website. More information about the online courses.

All evening courses are paused and the participants will be informed directly by the Humboldt-Institut.

All Saturday courses are paused and the participants will be informed directly by the Humboldt-Institut. We are working on a solution for online classes.

New enrollments will be accepted for any date after April 25, 2020. The telc exams planned for April 3 are postponed.

Constance

The school in Constance is closed until further notice. All German courses continue as online courses until further notice. The online German courses can now be booked on our website. More information about the online courses..

New enrollments will be accepted for any date after April 25, 2020. The telc exams planned for April 3 are postponed.

Summer Courses 2020

As of now, the summer courses will take place from the end of June to the end of August as planned. We will inform you on this page if something should change in this planning.

Present and Future Bookings

The special situation also requires certain flexibility from our side regarding our official cancellation policy, which was originally installed for the normal state. Our terms and conditions still apply at this point.

All students who have enrolled for courses until April 25, 2020, will be contacted by our booking office and can postpone their course free of charge until the end of 2021. We will do our very best to find individual solutions based on each case when necessary.

Students or parents who booked their course via an agency should contact their agency first, thank you!

Measures Taken at the Humboldt-Institut

While we should all keep our calm and try not to panic, certain measurements have been put into place in order to keep our students and staff members on-site safe, e. g.:

• Excursions as well as city walks have been canceled for children and teenagers until further notice. All leisure activities will take place on campus.
• Provision of hand sanitizers in front of the dining hall.
• Signs displayed in several locations of the building, reminding students to regularly wash their hands and explaining how to properly do so.
• Immediate quarantine and consultation with a doctor in case a student shows even mild symptoms
• Students on site will be regularly informed on the current situation and will be taken care of

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact us by email (info@humboldt-institut.org) or phone (+49 7522 988-0). Due to the high number of inquiries, processing times may be longer. We strive to answer you as soon as possible and ask for your understanding!

We wish all our friends in Germany and around the globe much health, and we would like to thank everyone for their support during this time!

This page will be updated as soon as we have more news to share.

Lennart Güthling
Managing Director