A medieval town in Germany.

If you’re planning to study German abroad, we’ve got your back. We’re part of an international membership network of quality language schools, and our school counterparts in Germany are schools you can trust. We share the same values and principles, which means the techniques our German school partners adopt will be similar to the methodologies we use at ILI here in Massachusetts.

Because we have personal connections to the admissions team in each of our German partner schools, we make it very straightforward for you to book, pay and plan your trip to Germany. Los geht’s! Let’s go!

How it works

We offer a personalized service to make sure your study abroad experience fits your needs.

Once we receive your inquiry, we’ll probably start by emailing you, and we may ask you a couple of questions to get things started. You might want to start to think about how you imagine the experience, what you want to get out of your trip, how long you have, what time of year you’re planning to go, where in Germany you want to study, what kind of accommodation you’d be interested in, that kind of thing.

If you’re relying on us for inspiration, then that’s great too. We’re happy to help.

We’ll liaise with our partner schools in Germany on your behalf at first, and once you’re decided on where you’d like to go, we’ll introduce you to the team there, and they will take the lead.

Don’t worry, we won’t be going anywhere, so if you need to double check anything with us, you can ask at any time. We know it’s a big deal heading to Germany. We’ll do everything we can to make it a pure pleasure of an experience, and maybe one you’ll want to do again and again.

Okay! Time to choose where you’d like to go…

Germany Abroad Country Option

German in Germany

A castle in Bavaria, Germany.

Germany is an excellent choice for a language travel experience. Study German abroad in one of four magnificent German locations.

Learning a language abroad

Learning German in Germany is a cool thing to do. It’s the best way of really anchoring your German into memorable sights, smells (Bratwurst anybody?), sounds and situations. You’ll not only remember more German, but later in life, using those words and phrases will take you right back to the places you visited and the experiences you enjoyed.

The other good thing about learning a language like German abroad is that you have the considerable safety net that the vast majority of Germans can speak English – but only if you really need it!

Your teachers, the school staff, your homestay hosts (if you choose this option) will all speak to you in German, but they’ll do so with patience and compassion, and with an appreciation of your level of German too.

Our partner schools have years of experience of welcoming international travelers like you. They’ll have a good idea what emotions you’ll be going through, particularly over the first couple of days, and they’ll absorb your worries and German language frustrations as you go!

Our partner schools offering German Abroad

When you study German abroad with ILI, you’ll be studying at a partner schools from our same membership organization. That’s good for you because you’ll see that their teaching methodology, positive welcome and friendliness will all feel very familiar to you.

Our partners offer a wide range of programs to choose from. For everything other than private one-on-one classes, you’ll be in small groups of international travelers like you. There might be a variance in the age composition of the group, but you’ll certainly be in a group at the same level of German as you, so no need to feel nervous.

Being in an international group of German language learners means you’ll use German as a shared language to converse with your class colleagues. The school will probably be quite insistent on that. You’ve all the time in the world back home to speak English, right?

When you get in touch, tell us what kind of program you’re thinking of taking, e.g. super intensive, a general-purpose group German class, extra 1:1 lessons, or something else.

Course fees to Study German Abroad

Prices vary a lot depending on the type of course you choose, length of stay, accommodation, transportation to and from the airport and additional tours that you may want to add.

“Excellent program. Teachers are very engaged and helpful.”

Kelli

Got a Question?

See if our frequently asked questions answer what’s on your mind…

Selected FAQs

Yes. Many of our partners offer Language + Activity type of courses. Here are some example courses: Spanish and cooking; French and wine tasting; Italian and fashion; Portuguese and surfing and many more combinations.

Some of our partner schools have campuses in different ciites and allow students to spend part of their time in one location and continue their studies in another one as they follow the same curriculum.

We are accredited by the International Association of Language Centres (IALC) and have created great partnerships with other small language schools around the world.

We have sent students to a number of schools and in exchange we receive a commission on the student’s tuition for the recommendation at no extra cost to you. We put this money towards our Free English Program for Immigrants and Refugees. This helps close the gap on funding we receive from the state of Massachusetts and what the program actually costs to run.

Most of our partner schools have a minimum of one week requirement for their language travel program so you can go for a week or more!

Yes. Many of our partner schools offer language classes for younger kids as well so there could be opportunities to plan a family language travel experience depending on your destination.

Most of our partners offer homestay, shared or studio apartments options.

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What to do next

  1. Explore our German abroad program options and choose the one that suits you best
  2. Inquire for your chosen destination in Germany
  3. A language travel advisor will contact you with more information and options

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