The world offers you a million different options for communication. The best, however, is still the simplest—face to face.
Spend a summer at the German School and you'll experience the single most effective method for rapid language acquisition: a total immersion environment.Founded in 1915 as the first of the Language Schools, the German School has decades of experience in helping students achieve true fluency in German language and culture, whether they are undergraduates, graduate students, professionals, or life-long learners.
In class, you'll benefit from our emphasis on meaningful, real-life communication—building your language skill set while learning to navigate the streets of Mainz, discuss German philosophy, or entertain guests. Outside the classroom, you'll participate in organized in-language cocurricular activities—including soccer, theater, choir, yoga, and chess—each designed to help you build new vocabulary while developing cultural fluency.
To be eligible to apply, you must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma.