German Summer School for teenagers in Berlin


 Ages 16-18

German & Urban Arts for Teens @ Berlin College

Ages 16 - 18

At the Berlin College you´ll learn German in the very center of Berlin. The college has a 16.000 m² park-like campus on trendy Kastanienallee - with fancy clubs, cafes and designer shops just down the street. The street is nicknamed casting ally, because there are so many films and fashion shootings here. Every day we´ll show you a different part of Berlin - you´ll get to see all the highlights like Museumsinsel or the Berlin Wall. The German courses start in the afternoon, Berlin sightseeing and our activities takes place before and after the course. Their focus: urban arts and culture, with workshops on topics like Berlin street art or photography.

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Berlin Summer College (ages 16 to 18) - save 100 €

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Come in August and get a 100 € discount!



absolutely central, in hyper trendy Berlin - Prenzlauer Berg, inmidst cafes, galleries, fashion stores. Walking distance to many Berlin highlights like Museum Island, Brandenburger Tor, New Reichstag, Hackescher Markt


16.000 sqm campus with 40 classrooms and student residence on site, park-like garden, lounge, restaurant, cafe, garden, volleyball and basketball court, pool table, barbecue

German course:

  • 20 lessons à 45 minutes/week with a max of 12 students per class - lessons in the afternoon 3.30 pm - 7 pm
  • 3 levels: elementary, intermediate, advanced
  • international classes with students from Mexico, Poland, Spain, France, Bulgaria, Denmark, Russia, Norway, England, France, Italy, Greece, Portugal, the US any many other countries.

Activities & Excursions:

  • 2 activities daily in international groups: sightseeing in Berlin, sports, socializing (one activity in the morning, one after class in the evening)
  • 1 full-day excursion to places outside Berlin per week, e.g. Potsdam, Dresden, Lake Zeuthen


GLS guides accompany you and are happy to assist you, but there is no 24 hour care: this program is for mature students

Accommodation (incl. half board):

Option I: Student residence, either on campus or within walking distance to the GLS campus.

Option II: Host family. Single or double room, half board (breakfast at the homestay, dinner on the GLS campus). Commuting time 30 to 50 minutes 

Sample Week

Sample week

This is what a week at the Berlin Summer College may look like:

SUNarrival until 5 pm, introduction and language test, welcome evening
MON- Walking tour in Berlin
- Topographie des Terrors
4 German lessons- Open air cinema
- Billiard (Kulturbrauerei)
TUE- Literatur-Café (from level B1
- Climbing on Mount Mitte
4 German lessons- East Side Gallery
- Government district
WED- Swimming in Lake Wannsee
- Boat trip on River Spree
4 German lessons- Beach volleyball
- Photography workshop
THU- Museum island
- Street art workshop
4 German lessons- Debating club
- Beach bar in Berlin Mitte
FRI- Cycling tour: Berlin Wall Way
- Museum for Technology
4 German lessons- Night out in Kreuzberg
- Games evening
SATFull-day excursion to Potsdam, Castle Sanssoucil- Pub tour
- Salsa on River Spree
SUNdeparture or visit at fleamarket on "Strasse des 17. Juni"Free evening


Who is coming?

The college has room for 200 students. Students come from up to 60 countries.

You can meet some of them online in our summer camps community: Check the MEMBERS to see if there are others from your country going to GLS.

When you enroll, you´ll get the GLS password, and then you can contact everybody. 


Dates & Prices

Berlin College (16 - 18)


24 JUN - 19 AUG 2018
Arrival / departure: SUN
See program description

1 week2 weeks3 weeksadd. week
Accommodation A + B940 €1.630 €2.410 €780 €
Accommodation C + D850 €1.470 €2.170 €700 €


Accommodation A, B, C, D:

  • A = on campus, 3 - 5 bed room, own bathroom, TV
  • B = hostel in walking distance, 2 bed room, own bathroom, TV (Hotel4Youth - distance on a Google map)
  • C = hostel in walking distance, 3 - 5 bed room bed room, own bathroom, TV (Meininger  - distance on a map)
  • D = host family, single or double room, travel time 30 - 50 minutes 


  • transfer from Berlin airports and stations on Sundays 8 am - 10 pm
  • 20 German lessons/week, from 3.30 - 7 pm
  • max. 12 per class, levels elementary, intermediate, advanced (no beginners)
  • 2 activities/day in Berlin, entrance fees included
  • 1 excursion/week to places outside Berlin, i.e. Potsdam
  • accommodation incl. half board (breakfast and dinner - lunch is available at the GLS cafeteria)
  • insurance (medical, liability,luggage)

Not included

  • public transportation 2 to 4 weeks: ca. 60/80 EUR
  • extra day: 100 EUR
  • extra transfer out of schedule: 80 EUR one way