Somerset College’s German Trip provides students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the German language and culture. The three week trip is offered every two years to students from Years 9 to 12 who study or who have studied German.

Our students are welcomed into the homes of students from our partner school, Comenius Gymnasium in Düsseldorf and are given a genuine insight into another culture through their involvement in daily life within the family and school. The group also enjoys a travel itinerary packed with highlights the country and its neighbours have to offer.

The trip aims to develop language proficiency, to build confidence and to deepen the students’ understanding of a culture other than their own. Having broadened their horizons and perspectives, students return with a greater awareness of and appreciation for the world in which they live.