From tech to art, learn everything this summer in Germany

Germany has a very strong belief in unifying learning and research. Binding by this belief system, most educational institutions in Germany offers a dual education pattern with strong emphasis on apprenticeships and training programs. The education system in Germany abides by the fact that such a great 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.
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 campus.
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.
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
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.