High School study abroad in Germany

High School

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.

Why GLS?

  • More than 30 years of experience: GLS has been organizing international high school exchange programs since 1983.
  • GLS is one of the best German language schools in Germany (multiple winner of the Star School Germany award).
  • GLS high school programs start with a very cool orientation in Berlin

GLS High School Community

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

High Schools inBerlin, Bremen, Hamburg ...
Duration2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 months
AccommodationHost family, full board
Age14 - 18 years
Level of German requiredmin. A2 




Locationin Berlin and other cities in Germany
Duration5 or 11 months, prolongable
AccommodationBoarding, full board
Age11 - 18 years
Level of German requiredmin. B1



High school prrograms for exchange students in Berlin, Hamburg, Bavaria

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


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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.