What happens on day one
To ensure that your child feel safes and well taken care of, we have organized the first day so that all needs are met right from the time of pick-up at the airport. That means a calm arrival, unpacking, getting to know the school, the grounds, the teachers and the counselors, and starting to get acquainted with the other children and teens.
Once again, here is how the day unfolds:
- welcome at the airport
- transfer to course location
- welcome at the boarding school
- moving in to rooms, unpacking
- snacks and beverages
- contacting home to report a safe arrival
- getting to know the school grounds and other course participants
- time to relax
- dinner with the group
On the day after arriving, the participants take the placement test.
Learning and having fun in an international atmosphere: Our courses are attended by children and teens from all over the world. Every course session brings together 60 to 100 young people from an average of 20 different countries.
Most participants come from Spain, France, Italy, Russia, the USA, Turkey, Switzerland, Greece, Poland and the UK.
The percentages of participants from the various countries varies by course location and session date.
As far as possible, children share their rooms with children from other countries so that they speak as much German together as possible.
On Sundays children and teens may go to church with the counselors on request to attend Catholic mass or Protestant church services.
If there is a mosque or synagogue nearby, the participants will also be taken there on request.
Schools, boarding schools, continuing education facilities and youth hostels are subject to strict legal provisions regarding fire protection, emergency equipment, etc.
In all schools, boarding schools, continuing education facilities and youth hostels, the applicable house rules must be followed; in some cases (e.g. regarding the prohibition of alcohol), these rules may be stricter than those required by law.
Leaving the campus
- Order and cleanliness in rooms
- Respect for other cultures and religions
- Absolute ban on alcohol
- Rauchverbot (entsprechend dem deutschen Gesetz)
- Under our house rules and general regulations, sexual contact is not permitted either on or off campus during the course or the leisure-time programs.
- Bullying or physical aggression will not be tolerated.
- Unaccompanied departure from boarding school and campus is not permitted
- Departure from campus or absence is permitted only by arrangement with the course management.
- Overnight stays outside the boarding school are not permitted.
- Overnight guests in the boarding school are not permitted.
In the interest of safety we must know the location of the children and teens at all times, around the clock.
Participants in children's courses may not leave the boarding school property (i.e. the campus) unaccompanied.
Older children or teens may leave the campus only by arrangement with the service team, but only in small groups of three of more participants. If course participants break these rules, we will inform their parents.
Please note that we cannot permit minors to travel unaccompanied. Children must be picked up at the course location by a relative. We will also require your written consent in advance. Bitte fordern Sie das Formular hierfür beim Kundenmanagement an.
Hitchhiking is not allowed.
In case of repeated violations of regulations and house rules, early departure may be necessary in exceptional cases.
Sexual contact of any kind between participants, including consensual contact, will result in immediate departure. The same applies to repeated instances of bullying or physical aggression. Violations of the law may be reported to the authorities.
Parents will be required to pay the costs resulting from early departure.
During the sessions of our young learners courses, German schools are usually closed for holidays. German families are often away on summer vacation during this time.
To arrange for contact with native speakers in addition to our team of teachers and supervisors, activities are set up during lessons such as interviews with Germans who live or work at the course location. We also organize visits by German youth groups if possible (for a soccer game, for example) or other institutions.