Germany has a very strong belief in unifying learning and research. Binding by this belief system, most educational institutions in Germany offer a dual education pattern with strong emphasis on apprenticeships and training programs. The education system in Germany abides by the fact that such an all round learning experience will give students a sense of collective responsibility and practicality that drives the path of innovation and progress.
In a more recent development, the German education system has begun integrating the policies of the Bologna Declaration. This has paved the way for a more global and world-recognized education format, which makes education in Germany all the more viable and interesting. A great way to experience this interesting educational format is by engaging in summer exchange programs.
What is a summer exchange program?
Educational institutions and organizations in Germany collaborate with institutions and organizations of other countries to offer their respective students a world-wide experience of knowledge enhancement. Select students from member countries travel to Germany during their summer vacation and engage in special learning sessions ranging from a couple of days to a few weeks. These may include research- programs and lesson modules across a variety of subjects – from science to fine arts – replete with travel schedules across the continent.
|Type of program||Average Fee||Time||Subjects||Eligibility||Scholarships||Living Arrangement|
|German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Summer Academy, in collaboration with the American Fulbright Commission at the Leipzig University||Funded by the German Fulbright Commission & DAAD||15 days||Understanding the German educational system at the school level, vocational training and higher education, besides understand the teaching of German as a Foreign Language.||Minimum GPA of 2.75. 4 semesters of study in Spanish language at the college level. Minimum score of 60 in the online placement examination.||$1,400 per participant||Accommodation in private homes.||DAAD Section 316, North America, Program for North Americans Kennedyallee, Bonn Email: email@example.com
German-American Fulbright Commission American Programs Oranienburger, Berlin
|RWTH Aachen Summer Exchange Program||$4,800||10 weeks||Architecture, Psychology, Biomedical Engineering, Biology, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Chemistry, Business Administration, Literature, Computer Engineering, Media and Communication, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Science & Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Materials Mathematics and Physics.||Courses are available for undergraduate students who have completed either the second or third year of study. Lessons will be taught in English and German.
Minimum GPA of 3.2.
|University Summer Course Grant is offered to students who are engaged in a full time academic program in Canadian and US universities.
DAAD provides a scholarship grant of $1,100 to fund the tuition and boarding costs, and an additional $400-600 to provide a subsidy on international travel.
|Accommodation on campus as well as rented apartments off firstname.lastname@example.org|
|CIEE||$4,000 – $10,250||45 hours||Understanding Contemporary Germany with optional weekend intercultural programs in London (England), Barcelona (Spain) and Paris (France).||Minimum GPA of 2.75||Bailey Minority Serving Institution Grants, Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants, Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence, Michael Stohl Research Scholarship||Shared apartment with double and triple occupancy.||https://www.ciee.org|
|Greenheart Travel Teen Summer Language Program||$2,600, $3,500 and $4,750||2, 3 and 4 weeks||German Language Immersion and Service Adventure||Courses are available for sophomore, junior and senior students of high school.||Student dormitory||ttp://greenhearttravel.org|
|Abbey Road High School Summer Program||$6,000||3 weeks||Exploring modern civilization of Eastern Europe through visits to Austria, Germany, Czech Republic and other countries. Understand regional culture, art, history and languages.||Students of the high school level.||http://www.gooverseas.com|