High School Year Abroad Programme in a German Boarding School at Villa Wewersbusch
Our High School Year Abroad programme is geared toward highly motivated students between 15 and 17 years of age, from EU member countries, who would like to spend part of their school year or a full academic year in a High School / Secondary School in Germany. It is ideal for Transition Year students who wish to improve their language skills and participate in regular classes in a German boarding school. Living amongst German classmates, international students enhance their language skills and prepare to pass the "Abitur", which is required for university admittance in Germany.
Villa Wewersbusch is a state-approved boarding and day school, located approximately 40 km east of Düsseldorf at the edge of the old and picturesque town of Velbert-Langenberg. The school puts great emphasis on the students personal development, guiding and supporting them to reach their own individual potential. Our educational philosophy is characterised by progressive teaching and the aim to motivate students to develop their own educational goals.
As one of the few schools in Germany, we have implemented a one-to-one iPad solution to prepare our students for future careers in the Information Age. At Villa Wewersbusch all students are equipped with an iPad and are able to access our course materials through Apple’s education platform iTunes U. We strongly believe that the use of new communication technology can accelerate learning and achievement by empowering teachers, students and parents. All of our modern classrooms are equipped with Apple TVs and projectors, allowing teachers to present exciting lessons and providing students with the ability to share projects and other work on the big screen.
At Villa Wewersbusch class sizes are small and teacher are aware of students' individual academic and personal needs. This helps to create an atmosphere of trust, facilitates personal dialogue and makes it possible to concentrate on students' personal concerns. While we strive to be modern in our teaching methods we promote traditional values in education, which has earned our respect among parents and the community.
Requirements for the High School Year Abroad Programme
You are a citizen of an EU member state
You are aged between 15 and 17
You have studied German for a minimum of 2 years
You have a good academic record
You agree to adhere to the school regulations and code of conduct
You are motivated to speak German and are willing to adapt to a new culture and environment