Stay: 2 weeks, Course Start: 2015
- After class activities
- Support by GLS staff
The Good & the Bad - what did you like best? What least?
The program overall is amazing. You get to meet with so many different people. The villa is really nice, but it can get really hot sometimes. Also the wifi at the villa is not the best so for you Americans, really make sure you have data or something so that you can stay in touch with your friends and family back home. The food is also amazing, so I only went out couple of times for lunch.
The classes are not really that good. The class were really random. Some people know almost no German in my class and where as others know a lot. The teachers are okay. You get two teachers. For the first hour and a half you have your first teacher and for the second half you have your other teacher. Also you get a "test" at the end of the two weeks. I wouldn't really worry about the test. You don't get a grade.
Everyday you have a meeting with the whole villa. There they give you options to what you can do. If you don't like any of the options, you go do something on your own. The villa is right next to a U-Bahn and a S-Bahn and using the trains is super easy. Tip try to avoid the Ring, it is every slow.
Overall it was a lot of fun and I made some really good friends, so I recommend that you do it.
Your recommendations for other students
* Make sure you have extra towels
* If you can brings a fan
* Make sure that you data and services (call your phone company and tell them you are going to Europe, not leaving the country)
* Make sure you have Euros
* Also they DO NOT do laundry so bring enough clothing