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German in Berlin

Experience
Study
Destination
Germany
Duration
2 to 12 weeks
Ages
18 to 85

Limited spots. Earliest available arrival is currently Aug 2022, and closing very soon.

From $2,095

$495
deposit now
Deposit is 100% refundable if you don’t qualify.

Trip overview

It's one thing to study a language at home from heavy textbooks or a fast paced audio recording; it's entirely another thing to travel abroad and spend every day immersed in the language. And while both of these techniques may help you learn useful language skills, only one has been shown to accelerate your language proficiency (hint: it isn’t staying at home!). 

We carefully designed this trip to make learning German way easier by immersing you amongst people who speak the language round the clock, getting to experience the language in an entirely unique environment. Trust that in no time we’ll have you not only conversing fluently with the locals, but feeling like a local yourself! 

To top it all off, you’re in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Berlin! We provide an entire program for people who wish to complement their German studies with a real world experience. Our staff will take care of everything, from choosing the right class for you to picking suitable lodging, as well as providing you with all the help and assistance you might need before, during, and even after your trip.

So what are you waiting for? Make the decision to study German in Berlin and throw yourself into a new and exciting culture, make lifelong friends, and, most importantly, escape your usual routine back home. This journey is ideal for those who wish to immerse themselves in a new country, learn a new skill and create unforgettable memories while they do it.

Inclusions

Small group German classes

Learn German in a structured, but relaxed environment for 30 lessons per week. With smaller class intakes, you will get enough personal attention from the teacher to ensure you get the most out of it.

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Handpicked from an experienced team who’ve been there, done that and ready to guide you through your entire journey and leave no question unanswered.

Pre-Departure Guide

Our in-depth pre-departure guide will have all the information you need about your trip & destination, at your fingertips.

Ongoing local team support

Throughout your time here you will have the support of a local expert. They will help to open up the wonders of Berlin, supporting your every need while you work and travel around the country.

Trip visa guidance

If you need a visa, it’ll get approved as cheaply and easily as possible with our step-by-step instructions and personal guidance from your Trip Coordinator.

Personal Travel Concierge

You'll get a personal Travel Concierge to plan your flights, insurance or any other add-ons to synchronise perfectly with your trip. Deal with a real human and get personalised booking help that ticks all your boxes.

Private return transfers

A private transfer will take you from the airport to your local accommodation in Berlin.

Choice of accommodation

You’ll be staying in a room with up to two other travellers, with an ensuite bathroom. Alternatively, you can choose to stay with a host family or upgrade to private accommodation for an additional weekly charge. 

Local Cultural Activities

With so many fun activities, like bicycle tours, football, gallery excursions, baltic sea excursions, you’ll get an even better chance to immerse yourself in the Berlin way of life.

$200 Global Tour Voucher

We know this will be the trip of a lifetime, so you also get a $200 Global Tour Voucher to put towards any Contiki, Busabout, Topdeck or G Adventures tour so you can go and explore some more of the world whilst you’re over there. You’re welcome.

Certificate of completion

In recognition of your hard work and dedication throughout the experience. Employers will love this addition to your resume!

24/7 Global Emergency Line

Feel confident knowing we have a worldwide emergency team on standby, 24/7/365, so you can feel safe and secure throughout your whole trip no matter where you are in the world.

gWorld access

Stay organised with your personalised portal where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global.

Global AcademyNEW

Gain access to an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn before & whilst you travel.

Marketplace deals

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$250 off your next trip

The “Travel Bug” is a very real thing! Once you catch it, it really doesn’t go away! Book any other trip with us later and save $250. Why would you ever stop travelling?

Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency. Read more

Qualification

To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 18-85 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

Exposing yourself to a foreign culture is by far the greatest (and most fun) method to learn a new language. Still, we're all human here, and we understand how overwhelming it can be to just throw yourself into it - that’s where we come in! 

Book with confidence

Interest-free payment plans

Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.

Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility

If Covid gets in the way, again, we've got your back. Read more here.

Lifetime deposit guarantee

Change of mind for trip, destination or dates? No problem! Learn more here.

Trip location

The trip is based in Berlin, Germany. A private transfer will be arranged to collect you from and return to the airport at the end of your trip. Throughout the duration of your course, you can utilise the great public transport system in Germany to get around the country.

Trip itinerary

Arrival

Regardless of the airport you fly into, a private transfer will be waiting to pick you up and drive you to your accommodation. Should you choose to stay at the boarding school, a deposit of €50 would be due. Upon your departure, the institute will reimburse this deposit once you have returned your room key and settled possible damages or outstanding balances.

Day 1 (Monday)

You'll go over your orientation on your first day. This will contain details about the school, classes, study techniques, German culture, and daily living in the German capital. After that, you will take a placement test to be placed in the right class. Let the adventure begin…

Ongoing

After breakfast, you'll be heading off to class every day, with your first lesson starting at 09.00 am. These classes are subject to your class level and schedule, and will probably change through your stay.  School's out and you're off to explore the city, with a half-day excursion planned and organised for you every Wednesday and a full-day excursion every Saturday. Excursions may include Dresden, Leipzig, Potsdam, Wannsee, the Baltic Sea, and various other sites in Berlin. A leisure program is also organised for your benefit on the other days of the week with a pause at 18:30 for dinner. Both the excursions and the daily leisure program are conducted in German to ensure a deeper immersion into the beautiful language. These activities consist of athletic, creative, and cultural experiences.  We'll constantly keep in touch with you throughout your stay. If you need advice or support at any point during your trip, our team will be on hand to answer all your questions. Don't forget you can jump on our social media pages too or buzz our 24/7 emergency support line for urgent matters.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I travel now?

Yes! Almost all countries are now open and accepting tourists or work visa holders, with some requiring vaccination against Covid-19 and others not. But travel is very much back, and our team is fully staffed and ready to help navigate this exciting new adventure for you. We recommend our travellers book their trips at least 6-12 months in advance, so by the time you’re ready to depart we’re confident your destination (if it’s not already) will be open and ready to go.

What happens if COVID affects my trip?

If you have to make any changes to your departure date, you’re protected with our Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. With this, we will change your trip dates for free. If this doesn’t fit around you and you can’t go on your trip anymore, we will give you a 100% refund in the form of a Trip Credit with us (See terms). If you’re unable to use it, you can also transfer that credit to someone else for them to put towards any trip too.

If you’re affected by Covid-19 while you’re overseas, you will have all the support you need from our team or partners in-country as well as have access to our 24/7 Global Emergency Line. We recommend travellers purchase Global Travel Cover travel insurance that provides Covid-19 medical protection too.

Do I need to be vaccinated to book?

As border restrictions for countries begin to ease, being fully vaccinated will maximise the number of locations you can visit. So while you are not legally required to be vaccinated, and it’s also not a requirement to travel with us, it will limit some of the countries that you can visit and may make it harder to travel through over the next 12-18 months. We highly recommend our travellers look at the current travel restrictions of their destination, speak with a medical professional or get in touch with our team for travel advice.

Why should I book now?

Covid-19 threw us a curve ball and pretty much halted all travel. This means that we have a backlog of travellers, just like you, who are desperate to get out and explore the world! Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12 months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free. Why not give yourself something to look forward to, by booking that trip!

Can I travel with a friend?

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together!

But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join.

What happens if I want to cancel my trip?

Our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility means you can change your trip’s start date up to 56* days before departure without incurring any charges when you rebook it for any time (or even any other trip) in the next 2 years from your original start date.

In the event that you want to cancel your booking altogether, if you give us over 56* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put towards booking absolutely anything travel related with your Travel Concierge within the next 2 years!

*Some select trips excluded, including Teach (Spain, Italy & Czech Republic) and USA (Summer Camp, Working Holiday and Hotel Professional), and others as listed in Booking Conditions.

How it works

Make your decision

Choose your trip style and destination, and confirm your spot with a deposit. Then, open your gWorld account and celebrate, the hardest part is over and the fun is about to begin.

We become friends

You’ll be matched with a personal Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs. They’ll guide you through everything we need to do together, so you can leave your worries behind.

Time to go

We’ll get your tickets in-hand and your transfers ready. Then, our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared for your arrival. It’s now time for the real adventure to start.

24/7 support

Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.

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Know that someone is always ready to assist throughout the journey & they’re only a call, tweet, comment, text or double tap away, 24/7.

We're the experts

With over 10 years in the industry and a team of over 100 passionate pros, you can bet we know our stuff better than anyone else.

Partner network

We have over 1,200 partners around the globe, so we have access to plenty of exclusive opportunities to make your trip the best it can be.

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