High School Exchange in Germany with regional choices

Study in Germany for an exchange and discover the life of a German student!

Attend a high school in Germany and live with a host family! Improve the language and learn about the culture of the country thanks to this authentic immersion in Germany with Nacel.

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  • study abroad Regional choices Germany
  • age from 14 to 18 years old
  • Language German
  • dates August to July
  • length Term, Semester, Academic year
  • price from 5890 EUR

Be an exchange student in Germany and choose a region!

Your High School exchange in Germany with regional choices with Nacel International
Within this High School exchange program in Germany, international students choose their preferred location and our host families are getting paid to host our students. Still, students are immersed in the German host family life as a family member and attend regular classes in a local public German school.
Nacel International is pleased to offer international exchange students a High School program in chosen regional areas. Exchange students will be immersed in the German host family life and will attend regular classes in a local public German high school. They will improve their knowledge of the German language and culture. This high school program in Germany allows exchange students to experience the everyday life of German students. 

What should I expect from my school year in Germany?

Secondary education in Germany includes 4 types of schools based on a pupil's ability: the Gymnasium includes the most gifted children and prepares students for university studies; the Realschule offers a more scientific emphasis for intermediate students; the Hauptschule prepares pupils for vocational education, and the Gesamtschule or comprehensive school combines the 3 approaches. Most of our students will attend the local Gymnasium or Realschule. With classes ranging from year 5 to year 13, the Gymnasium is the most difficult school type in Germany.

Most students get to school using public transport. Lessons usually start off in the morning between 07.30 and 09.00 AM and finish around lunch time or even in the afternoon. Students receive an individualized class schedule, including required classes and some electives. Schools are carefully chosen to provide students with the best possible cultural experience. Regular assessments help students to progress academically.

Study Abroad in Germany

Students may choose their preferred region among the following destinations, and must give us a priority order (3 choices):

  • Black Forest & Lake Constance (Freiburg, Überlingen): Freiburg has 230 000 inhabitants, wonderful city close to the Black Forest
  • Bavaria (Bad Tölz, Erlangen, Freising, Chiemsee)
  • Middle Rhine & Hesse (Fulda, Wiesbaden): Fulda has 65 000 inhabitants, small city in the heart of Germany
  • North Germany (Hannover, Lüneburg area): 523 000 inhabitants, a major centre of northern Germany
  • North Rhine & Ruhr (Bonn, Mönchengladbach, Bad Neuenahr): Bonn has 328 000 inhabitants, former official seat of the German government
  • East Germany (Erfurt): Erfurt has 207 000 inhabitants, in the heart of Germany

Early application improves the probability to get a placement in the preferred area!
Host families may live in or outside these towns, as well as in villages close to these bigger towns. Placement in the town city centre cannot be guaranteed.

Graduation is not possible during your experience in a High School in Germany.


Study abroad in Germany and live with a host family, providing full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner).


Please request more information about your exchange program in Germany through the contact form.  


High School Exchange in Germany : choose your destination!

* Price in Euros per participant. 

** Minimum duration of the stay. Specific start and end dates per German State. Weeks cannot be subtracted for shorter stays than 12, 20 or 44 weeks. Note that any extra school/homestay week is paid extra (195 EUR). 

Not included : Application Fees (65 EUR)

Price includes

  • Administration fees
  • Host school placement
  • Host family accommodation with full board (excluding school lunches if any)
  • Airport pick-up and transfer from the closest airport or train station
  • Support, assistance and 24 hour emergency phone number during the whole program
  • E-learning language program

Price does not include

  • International airfare, early or late arrivals (before 10am, after 7.30pm, 75 EUR))
  • International Travel insurance
  • Visa, passport and medical exam fees
  • Local transport
  • Additional fee if UM-service booked
  • School supplies, school books and excursions
  • Extra activities organized by the school and others
  • Extra weeks (extended stay over 12, 20 and 44 weeks) or additional nights: Note that any extra school/homestay week is paid extra (195 EUR). 
  • Extra language courses
  • Personal expenses and pocket money
  • Medical, Liability and Emergency Repatriation insurance (mandatory for non EU students, up to 700 EUR for 48 weeks; cost calculated per day)
Apply at least 5 months before arrival to your High School exchange in Germany.

Exchange students must be interviewed in their home country before being accepted for a High School program in Germany.
A minimum of two years of German study and good academic results are required to study in Germany.


I lived in the part of Berlin-Hellersdorf and I loved it! this very nice area. But now that I know Germany, I prefer the south of the country! 

Artem Y. (14)

I lived in the part of Berlin-Hellersdorf and I loved it! this very nice area. But now that I know Germany, I prefer the south of the country! 

Artem Y. (14)

Germany is a very advanced country. I was surprised at how much my country has to learn. Whether in recycling, habits and respect. My German family was very attentive to my progress and I will always thank them. They were a 10 to me! At school everyone was good to me as well and at the beginning I didn't get very good grades because my German wasn't very advanced, but already in the second semester I put my batteries and passed all the subjects. I recommend this program for those students who want to go beyond their limits and live a great adventure. I also recommend that you study a lot of German before traveling so that you understand people or TV. 

Luis P. (17)

Well, I participated in a High school Exchange in Berlin because I wanted to experience the same as my mother did at my age. She was also an Exchange student in Germany and always told me a lot of good things ! I did not stay for the school year, but for a semester. It was great! I stayed with a nice German host family. They were always very kind with me. They taught new words in German and I taugthem some words in Turkish and other things of my culture. I am so glad that I did this!  I would definetely love to apply next year for the whole school year! 

Burcu K. (14)

If a student is thinking of going to study in Germany, I would recommend that they study a lot the language and go ahead to participate in a exchange program. Germany is a wonderful country. If you want to learn the language, faster, the best option is to go to live in Germany to listen to it and practice German every day, at home and at school. My German is completely good now. 

Chiara D. (14)
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