Summer Study Locations 2024

Schermbeck MittelstrSchermbeck, North Rhine-Westphalia

The municipality of Schermbeck (population 13,464) is situated near the river Lippe in the district of Wesel, in North Rhine-Westphalia. Locally famous for its traditional annual "Volksfest" Kilian, which many people from the surrounding areas attend, Schermbeck is also becoming a popular location for various events like cooking and art exhibitions. The Gesamtschule Schermbeck is a returning Summer Study Program partner in 2024 and looking forward to hosting students again. Check out this article from a local newspaper (in German) featuring our 2022 students! 


Kleve, North Rhine-Westphalia

Kleve (population 52,470) is a town in the Lower Rhine region of northwestern Germany near the Dutch border and the River Rhine. The city offers plenty to see and do, including the picturesque historic gardens and castle Schwanenburg. The Gesamt­schule am Forstgarten, our program partner for 2024, is surrounded by nature and presents itself as a bright and modern school.

Hanau, Hesse 

The city of Hanau (population 101,364) is located just outside of Frankfurt and the sixth largest town in Hesse. The city is known for being the birthplace of Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm, Germany's most famous fairy tale collectors and publishers.  Since the 16th century it was also a center of precious metal working with many goldsmiths. Sights include the castle Philippsruhe, a historic spa and an amphitheater. Our partners at the Otto-Hahn-Europaschule cannot wait to welcome their American guests in 2024!


Kellinghusen, Schleswig-Holstein 

The town of Kellinghusen (population of 8,200) with its beautiful red brick buildings is situated on the Stör River north of Hamburg, Germany. Close to both the big city and the North Sea, Kellinghusen is known as a Luftkurort (a health resort) and popular destination for visitors. The town is home to the Gemeinschaftsschule Kellinghusen, the local host school for program participants and a returning host school for our program. 

undefinedRutesheim, Baden-Württemberg

Rutesheim (population 10,820), located just a quick 45 minute drive west of Stuttgart, offers plenty of recreational and outdoor activities such as hiking and biking and a zipline park. The city also offers plenty of local shopping opportunities, including a weekly farmers market. Students participating in the 2024 Summer Program will attend the Gymnasium Rutesheim, a local high school which is participating in our program for the first time.

Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg

The city of Heidelberg (population 160,300), best known for its romantic cityscape, its castle, the university, and the Philosopher’s Walk, is a returning course site in 2023. Both a scientific hub and city of literature, Heidelberg has plenty to offer in terms of education, culture, and tourism. The host school, the Internationale Gesamtschule Heidelberg, has a long history of hosting student exchanges with partner schools from all over the world and is a returning host school in 2024.

Öhringen, Baden-Württemberg

Öhringen (population 24,374) is the largest town in the Hohenlohe district in the state of Baden-Württemberg (southwest Germany). The quaint medieval place still boasts a number of ancient buildings, such as the Evangelical church (Stiftskirche), a Renaissance town hall, and a palace, the former residence of the princes of Hohenlohe-Öhringen. Fun fact: During the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the Australian national soccer team, "The Socceroos" based their pre-game training in the town. The Socceroos trained at the stadium of local football club TSG Öhringen. Our partner school for the 2024 program is the local high school, Hohenlohe Gymnasium.

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