Classic Exchange Programs in Germany

Experience German culture & lifestyle

Our Classic High School program is the traditional exchange program, where you are placed with a caring family somewhere in Germany. It is the perfect program if you are looking for a genuine German exchange experience. After being paired with the right host family for you, the team will enrol you in a local high school.

Your future host family can live anywhere around Germany. You may experience the German way of life near the larger cities of Berlin, Hamburg or Munich, in the countryside around vast fields or somewhere along the coast in Northern Germany. You will be sure to have a unique and unforgettable experience of this diverse country.

You can enrol in the Classic High School program in Germany for 6 weeks, 2, 2.5, 3 Months, a Semester or an Academic Year.

Classic High School details

Age of students: 15–17 years

Departure: January, August, October, November, December

Language requirements: Basic German knowledge is preferred

Visa: Yes, subject to program length

Area request: Yes

Soft Landing Camp: Yes, in Mannheim at an additional fee

School day: Normally from 8 to 15

Subjects: There are both compulsory subjects and electives

The experience of a lifetime

Being an exchange student is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will shape your future. Enquire now or join our free Information Session webinar.

Soft Landing Camp

When going on an exchange program to Germany for an Academic Semester or Year, your adventure will start at the Soft Landing Camp in the city of Mannheim, in southwestern Germany. For three days, you will meet other Southern Cross Cultural Exchange students that are also spending their exchange in Germany as well as discover the lovely city. Together we are prepared in the best way through workshops and sightseeing. Please note the SLC is an optional extra and available for long programs only.

A street in Berlin

Area request at an additional cost

If you would like to be placed in a particular region in Germany, it is possible to add an area request at an additional cost.

Please note that the number of spots available on each area request are limited. To guarantee your spot, we recommend you to apply for your exchange program as soon as possible. First come, first served!

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The best way to prepare for your exchange program is to join an Information Session Webinar.
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