High School study abroad in Germany

High School
Study abroad
in Germany

for a year, a semester or 2 - 4 months

High School exchange programs in Germany

Study abroad at a German high school! Every year more than 150 exchange students from all over the world attend a high school in Germany with GLS.

More than 30 years of experience

  • GLS is not only one of the best German language schools in Germany (multiple winner of the Star School Germany award), but has been organizing international high school exchange programs since 1983.
  • Intercultural competence: We are placing international students at high schools in Germany, while at the same time sending German students abroad (e,g. to the Canada, Brasil, France)
  • GLS high school programs start with a very cool orientation in Berlin

What students say

... about the program: read more

GLS operates an online community for high school students so that they can contact each other

Day Schools with host family

  • in Berlin, Bayreuth, Bremen ...
  • for 2, 3, 4, 5 or 11 months
  • 14 - 18 years

from 3.500 €   more

(Private) Boarding Schools

  • in Berlin and other cities in Germany
  • for 5 or 11 months, prolongable
  • 11 - 18 years

from 11.900 €   more

School locations

Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen ... you can go to school in really cool places


Starter Weekend in Berlin

Your high school adventure will start in Berlin - explore Berlin together with exchange students from all over the world


The GLS high school team

We welcome more than 150 exchange students every year - we are happy to answer every question you may have



German on level A2 (online Test). If your level is lower, just join our preparatory German classes in Berlin - MORE 


3 to 4 months prior to arrival in Germany


Not necessary, if you are a EU citizen. If you need a visa, we send the invitation you need in order to apply for it. We make sure that you get all the necessary documents that the German embassy in your country wants.


If you want to do the Abitur - the German high school leaving certificate, that allows you to study in Germany -, you will have to spend at least the final 2 school years prior to the final Abitur exams in Germany (class 11 and 12). You can do Abitur at these boarding schools.