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School based Year Program in Germany

The school based year program is designed to provide the students with the opportunity to become part of the German culture while living with a volunteer (non-paid) host family and attending classes at a local high school. School attendance is mandatory, as are certain AFS orientations and activities. Additionally some optional activities may also be offered on a local level.

Language Level needed upon arrival: Basic English knowledge is required, German knowledge would be recommended.


Eligibility Requirements

Accepted for the 2023-24 school year in Germany are students born from 9 March 2005 to 9 March 2008.

What's included in your experience

  • Airport Pick-up
  • Host Family Placement
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • School Placement
  • Individual Contact Person
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Language Instruction
  • Assistance with Application Process
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Re-entry Orientation
  • Continuous Support
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience

What you are responsible for

  • Vaccinations
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