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Dates:
September - January
Deadlines:
March 15, 2014
Cost:
$10,250
Eligibility:
Between the ages of 15 and 18 years old
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September - July
Deadlines:
March 15, 2014
Cost:
$11,750
Eligibility:
Between the ages of 15 and 18 years old
Dates:
January - July
Deadlines:
Sept 15, 2014
Cost:
$10,250
Eligibility:
Between the ages of 15 and 18 years old
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Program Overview

Program Overview

The landscape of Germany is as diverse as its customs and dialects. Make one unique corner of the country your own by studying abroad in high school with CIEE.

Picture navigating the intricacies of chemistry taught in German at the local high school. Joining your classmates for a pick-up game of football after a long day of classes. Getting to know your host family over a hearty welcome dinner of goulasch, bratwurst, and strudel.

Regardless of where you’re placed—whether it’s in a sprawling urban center or the Alpine foothills—you’ll develop your German language skills through both coursework and conversations with the locals. You’ll immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of one of Europe’s most fascinating countries, and build independence and life skills that you can drawn on for the rest of your life.

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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Academic Program

High School Study Abroad Germany Houses An advanced school system and excellent facilities await you in Germany. Five days a week you’ll enroll in challenging classes at a gymnasium (public high school) alongside your German peers. Though all classes are taught in German, many people in Germany speak English which can help ease your transition.

Subjects typically include German, math, natural and social sciences, history, arts, and athletics.

Have less than two years of German language study under your belt or just want to improve your language skills? You can take a two-and-a-half or three-and-a-half-week beginner or intermediate language course* in Frankfurt or Wiesbaden prior to orientation. For 20 to 24 hours a week you’ll practice speaking the German language—you’ll be proficient before you know it!

*at additional expense

Cultural Immersion

There’s no better way to immerse yourself in another culture than by living with a local family. Not only will your German host family provide you with daily meals and a place to stay, they’ll introduce you to local customs, and offer support and guidance in an unfamiliar environment.

Our host families are as diverse as our high school study abroad students. Whomever you’re placed with, all host families are carefully screened and matched with you based on personality profiles and common interests. Through your host family, you’ll build a home away from home and develop relationships that endure long after you’ve finished your high school study abroad program.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

  • International airfare between U.S. departure city and Germany
  • Transportation to and from a local German airport
  • Placement in a German high school
  • Careful selection and screening of a compatible German family
  • Room and board with selected host family
  • Supervision and support of a local coordinator
  • Periodic progress reports
  • Orientation prior to leaving the U.S. and upon arrival in Germany
  • International medical insurance through iNext and 24-hour worldwide travel assistance and support

Official ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview – Computer (OPIC) will be delivered twice to evaluate each student’s language proficiency both before and after completing the program. Each student will receive his or her official ACTFL OPIC score and certificate.

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Application Due
Start Date
End Date
Cost
Semester (US Fall)
March 15, 2014*
September 2014
January 2015
$10,250
Academic Year (US Fall)
March 15, 2014*
September 2014
July 2015
$11,750
Semester (US Spring)
Sept 15, 2014**
January 2015
July 2015
$10,250

*Early applications are due February 1, 2014. Apply early and save $250 off your program fees!
**Early applications are due August 1, 2014. Apply early and save $250 off your program fees!

Prices are subject to change and will be locked in for the participant on the day CIEE receives the completed application and program deposit.

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Eligibility

Eligibility

At the time of departure, students must:

  • Be between the ages of 15 and 18 years old (students can turn 19 while on the program)
  • Be a current high school student with a GPA of 3.0
  • Have enough German language proficiency to attend a German high school; two years preferable
  • Demonstrate, through the application process, their flexibility, maturity, adaptability, and readiness to face the challenges of living in a new culture
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CIEE Support

CIEE Support

High School Study Abroad Germany Field Our receiving organization in Germany is responsible for your placement and support during your time in country.

This organization is responsible for recruiting, screening, and placing you with your host family and in your local high school. Upon arrival, you’ll be assigned a local coordinator who will provide support and complete supervision throughout your stay in Germany.

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CIEE Orientation

CIEE Orientation

All high school study abroad students take part in an online pre-departure orientation that introduces them to aspects of living abroad in their host country and to other high school students studying on the program. The orientation helps students and parents set realistic expectations and goals and understand the support system. CIEE staff will offer advice on adjusting to a new culture and will facilitate a Q&A forum.

When possible, CIEE will make every effort to allow students to travel to their host country on the same flight as each other. For larger groups, a CIEE staff member will most likely travel with the group.

An in-country orientation offers the perfect start to your high school study abroad adventure. For five days in either Frankfurt or Weisbaden, you’ll receive an introduction to local customs and culture, get a jump on your mastery of the German language, and even do a little sightseeing—all before heading to your host family and starting classes.

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