German Exchange Program 2015




The German Exchange Program with our sister schools in Hessen has been operating since 1998. Each exchange has been extremely successful and participants have enjoyed many benefits. Students naturally improve their German skills and broaden their understanding of German culture, giving them a strong base from which they can continue their language learning into VCE and beyond. Students also develop greater independence, maturity, and self-confidence. All past exchange-students have found the experience to be highly rewarding, and have forged friendships and collected memories that will last a lifetime.

Your child has the opportunity to get involved next year. The 2015 program begins in September with our group’s visit to Germany. The German exchange group will then make their visit to Australia in March 2016. The German trip involves an extensive 4-week program of sightseeing, home-stay, and language classes. Previous groups have visited such beautiful and historic cities as Vienna, Berlin, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, and Cologne, and have taken a cruise on the Rhine River. For three of the four weeks students live with their host families and attend school classes.

If you are interested in travelling or hosting a German student, you are invited to join us at an information night in the library at Gleneagles Secondary College on Tuesday, 28th October at 6.00pm. Teachers and students who have participated in the exchange will talk about the program in detail. Costs, dates and the region of Germany where the students will be staying will also be discussed. Please let your German teacher know if you intend to come to the meeting. For further details, contact Ms Rajamaki at the College on Telephone 9708 1319.

Ms Rajamaki, German Teacher, LOTE Domain Leader


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