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Applying for the German Summer Study Program

Eligibility. Students who have had at least two years of German and have the recommendation of their German teacher are eligible (including graduating seniors). Participants must be between the ages of 15 and 17 at time of departure and be US citizens or green card holders.

Program Costs. $3,875 including international airfare from group departure city.

The deadline for application to the Summer Study Program was April 12, 2017.

Need-Based Scholarships are available to students whose financial need merits such support. More details on this year's scholarships are available on the Scholarships page. Scholarship application deadline was April 1, 2017.

2017 Course Sites and Dates

Leipzig June 1 - June 23, departing Chicago, Wilhelm-Ostwald-Gymnasium

Berlin June 14 - July 6, departing New York, Rückert Gymnasium

Berlin June 14 - July 6, departing New York, Robert Blum Gymnasium

Passau June 23 - July 15, departing Newark, Gisela-Gymnasium

Bad Reichenhall July 4 - July 26, departing New York, Karlsgymnasium

Application Materials and Instructions. To apply, submit the following materials.

  • Online Application Form. Fill in the fields and upload your letter to the Host Family and the signed Agreement Form. Note: Partial progress on the Online Application Form cannot be saved.
  • Letter to Host Family. Write a letter of introduction to your Host Family in Germany. Briefly describe your family, school, and interests, along with why you would like to participate in the Summer Study Program. Use as much German as you can.
  • Agreement Form. Signed by you and your parent or guardian.
  • Parental Declaration of Consent Form. Signed by you and your parent or guardian.
  • Health Certificate. Completed by a health care professional.
  • Recommendation Form. Completed by applicant's German instructor.
  • Photo. Click for photo guidelines.
  • $875 initial payment

If you do not upload your Health Form, Teacher Recommendation Form, and Photo with your Online Application Form, e-mail these materials to Program Coordinator, April Ann Hemphill,

Payment Options

  • Send a check to AATG, 112 Haddontowne Court #104, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
  • Pay online with credit or debit card through the AATG Store

Full payment is due six weeks prior to departure.

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