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1. Goethe-Institut
Courses / Programs
The Goethe-Institut offers summer German courses for children, teenagers and young adults in 27 locations throughout Germany and Austria, including Berlin, Bonn, Leipzig and Munich. Our German summer camps are 2 - 4 weeks in duration and are available to students ages 9 - 21. They are suitable for students at all levels of German from beginner to advanced. In addition to our summer courses, we offer year-round German courses for groups of students, accompanied by their teachers. These one-week or two-week programs are available throughout the autumn (fall), winter and spring.

Students on our summer German courses learn German while meeting international students from all over the world in a fun, multicultural atmosphere. During the course, participants have the opportunity if they wish to take an internationally recognized Goethe-Institut examination at various levels. The exams are tailored to the various age groups.

We offer an extracurricular program packed with sports, music, the arts and plenty of fun activities. Accommodation with full board in boarding schools is included in the program.
Summer German courses for children (9-12), teenagers (12 - 15 / 14 - 17) and young adults (18 - 21). Courses are between 2 - 4 weeks long and include:

- German language classes
- Sports, culture and leisure-time program
- Accommodation in boarding schools
- Full board

Further Summer German Courses for Juniors:
- Intensive Summer German courses for teenagers (14 - 17)
- German plus Soccer (14 - 17)
- German plus Music (14 - 17)

We also offer 1-2 week, year-round German courses for groups of students.
2. Abbey Road Programs
Courses / Programs
Abbey Road Programs offer an academic and cultural immersion trip of a lifetime to high school students in Grades 9-12. On our Modern Civilization European history program, every day will be an opportunity for cultural exploration and adventure. Students spend 3-6 nights each in Berlin, Prague, Salzburg and Vienna - traveling alongside professional art historians and European history teachers every step of the way.

For any high school student, Berlin presents the perfect starting point for an exploration of modern European culture and history. Germany’s political and social transformation over the past century makes it a fascinating destination for anyone interested in international relations, politics, and modern history.

Germany boasts a capital, Berlin, that serves as the economic and political nucleus of the European Union. Its stronghold as a leading innovator in the progressive urban development and green-energy movements has resulted in a city with a social culture that is ever-changing and full of energy. Add to this Berlin’s incredibly complex past, and we could not think of a better city to start our exploration of Modern European history.
Modern Civilization Summer Immersion Program for Students in Grades 9-12:

- 3-6 nights in Berlin, Prague, Salzburg & Vienna
- Major: Modern European History

Berlin leg of the trip includes:

- Tours of the Topographie des Terrors, Deutsche and Jewish History Museums and profound Holocaust Memorial

- Discussion on Berlin: a city riddled by strife and division in the 20th century under Nazi and Communist regimes
3. F+U Academy of Languages, Heidelberg
Courses / Programs
F+U Academy of Languages is a German language school in Heidelberg in Central Germany, offering a wide variety of German language courses to students from around the world. We teach all levels of German from beginner to advanced including summer / holiday German courses to children and teenagers ages 7-15 years.

Our full summer program includes homestay accommodation and meals with a German host family, and our students can participate in a wide range of leisure and cultural activities, in addition to the German language lessons. Heidelberg is located approximately 80 km south of Frankfurt and between Frankfurt & Stuttgart international airports.

We provide highly qualified and experienced German teachers who approach their teaching with a very lively and entertaining style. We teach German to students from over 90 countries, therefore creating an international, multicultural atmosphere in the school.

Founded in 1980, our school is located at Bismarckplatz in the old-town in Heidelburg city centre. F+U Academy is a member of the Organisation for German as a Foreign Language (fadaf) and of the Association of German Private Schools (VDP).
Summer German Language Courses for Juniors (7-15 years)

- Available for kids & teens for 1-8 weeks.
- Groups are divided into three age groups: 7-9 years, 10-12 years & 13-15 years (Maximum 10 students per group)
- German language course (Monday-Friday): 15 teaching hours of 45 minutes per week
- Homestay accommodation with a local German host family
- Shared breakfast with the teacher (Monday-Friday)
- Shared lunch with the teacher (Monday-Friday)
- Leisure activities (Monday-Saturday)
4. Greenheart Travel, Berlin
Courses / Programs
Greenheart Travel offers German language summer programs in Berlin, Germany for teenagers aged between 14-16 years old. Students can choose to stay for 1 - 7 weeks during the summer and our immersion program includes German classes, activities and excursions as well as student residence accommodation in the trendy Prenzlauer Berg district.

The Language School staff has years of experience teaching students at the elementary level through advanced. Every teacher holds a university degree, is a native German speaker, and is specially trained in teaching German as a Foreign Language.

Each student will take a short placement quiz the first Monday in order to make sure that they are placed in the appropriate class. Classes begin at 9am and end at 12:30 pm daily with short breaks between lessons. There are usually 10-12 students per class with a maximum of 15 students, and books are included.

The primary focus of the classes will be oral communication, and many lessons are centered around discussion. Teachers implement a variety of activities to make learning German interesting and fun, including role play, dialogues, video media, and discussing current events.
- Summer German language program for 14 - 16 year olds including German classes, activities & excursion & student residence accommodation. The programs last from 1 - 7 weeks.
5. IFX International Summer Soccer Camps, Nuremberg
Courses / Programs
Based in California, International Fútbol X-Change (IFX) is a leading international soccer organization that provides world-class Summer soccer camps in Germany for talented soccer players ages 14-18.

IFX has partnered with German semi-professional clubs, SG Quelle Fürth, FSV Erlangen-Bruck and 1.SC Feucht in the Nürnberg/Fürth area in order to allow a limited number of players to train among their youth teams. Contrary to the traditional international soccer tour where teams travel to play against foreign teams, our program immerses individual players in the foreign game, experiencing the German game as if they were a part of the team.

Players spend two weeks in Nürnberg/Fürth where they are professionally trained by the head youth coaches of local teams. Exchange participants stay in comfortable youth hostel or hotel accommodations, attend daily training, visit local tourist attractions, and learn about German culture and life. IFX also has football academies in Spain, Italy, England and Brazil.
German Youth Soccer Camp:
- 2 week residential camp in Nürnberg (Ages 14-18)

Features include:
- Full time chaperone during entire program.

- 10-15 training sessions, morning and/or afternoon.

- Accommodation in hotel or youth hostel.

- Full board meals

- Tourist activities including visits to Nürnberg and surrounding areas.

- Attend a professional Bundesliga match upon availability
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