Start your high school adventure in Germany´s cool capital

High School Starter Weekend & Prep Courses in Berlin

Your German high school adventure will start in Berlin - with a starter weekend on the GLS campus (campus map). You´ll meet other exchange students from all over the world, together you´ll explore BERLIN and learn more about Germany and German schools! 

  • 3 days in FEB and SEP
  • no extra cost - included in the price

Transfert included

If you don´t go to a high school in Berlin, but e.g. in Bremen oder Bayreuth, we´ll take care of your subsequent transfer to your host family or boarding school. 


Questions? Just contact us, we´ll be happy to answer and consult: your contact persons

Starter Weekend in SEP 2016

High School Exchange in Berlin

50 students from 8 countries (China, Italy, Mexico, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain and Switzerland) took part in the last starter weekend in SEP 2016: more (PDF)

Starter weekend - the program

The starter weekend is included in the price:

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DatesFEB 2017 | SEP 2017
IncludedAccommodation on the GLS Campus Berlin or a hostel within walking distance, all meals, sightseeing, workshops, transfer to your final destination in Germany
FridayAfternoon: arrival at the GLS Campus Berlin, welcome dinner 
SaturdayWorkshop I: High Schools in Germany - how they differ from your school at home
Workshop II: Dos and don´ts in Germany - what you need to know in order to get along well
Afternoon sightseeing in Berlin
Night out in Berlin
SundayWorkshop III: Host families and what to do if you have a culture shock
BBQ on the GLS campus
Transfer to host family or boarding school


See photos from our last starter weekend HERE!

Prep courses German

Most schools demand German on level A2 as a minimum, some expect B1 or even C1. No problem if you don´t have the required level yet. Just do a preparatory course at the GLS German Language School in Berlin.

Prep courses are taught in 4-week-units, with 20 weekly lessons in mini groups (max. 6 future high school students):

first Monday of the month1 - 5 months*20 per week1.740 € per month**

* duration depending on your level of German. You can assess you current level of German with this online test.
** incl. accommodation in a host family, single room, full board. Not included: public transport, insurance.