Experience the World Exchange Opportunity Grades 7-11

Experience The World 2018

The Avon Maitland District School Board is offering students from Goderich District Collegiate Institute, Central Huron Secondary School, South Huron District High School and FE Madill Secondary School, grades 7-11, the opportunity to participate in an exchange program with students from the Phorms Campus Berlin Süd in Berlin, Germany.

Twenty-four students will be selected to represent our school board and will be joined by two teaching staff on this incredible experiential learning opportunity. The students will be twinned with a student of the same age and gender from the Phorms Campus Berlin Süd. Our students will travel to Berlin on March 6, 2018 to March 18, 2018 and students from Berlin will travel to stay with our host families in October 2018.

The Phorms Campus Berlin Süd is a bilingual private school in Berlin-Zehlendorf. From nursery to secondary school the students are taught both in German and English using the immersion method. Please visit Phorms Campus Berlin Süd for more information.

During the exchange, students will attend classes. After school and weekend activities will be the responsibility of the host families. Three excursions will be provided by the AMDSB. The cost per student is $1200 including taxes and will include all transportation fees, and airport transfers. Travel medical and cancellation insurance are required. Students will want to take spending money, although hosting expenses are the responsibility of the participant / family.

In order to travel to Germany, AMDSB students will need a valid Canadian passport. It must be valid for six months after the Berlin return date. If the AMDSB student is not a Canadian citizen, it is his/her responsibility to ensure there is proper documentation to enter Germany in advance of the travel dates.
Students should contact the home country’s consulate/embassy to determine the necessary visa requirements.

Students who are interested in participating in this exchange should fill out this application.

We will be holding a participant / guardian meeting in the near future and students and parents are expected to attend.