German Language Immersion in Cologne

Travel Abroad While Learning German & Volunteer Teaching

Add an impact project when you travel abroad to feel good while doing good, perhaps by volunteering to teach English at a local school. Not only will you teach the children about your language and culture, but you’ll also learn more about their daily lives and get to practice your German!

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Your guide will meet you at the Cologne Bonn Airport and together you’ll head to your new home for the next six nights. Your German immersion begins from the moment you step off the plane, and you’ll be encouraged to communicate in German the entire time you’re in Cologne. Settle into your hotel and join your group for a traditional Cologne meal.

Your first full day in Cologne will include a tour of the most famous building in the city, the Cologne Cathedral. You and your group will take a German-language tour of the cathedral. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has been an important pilgrimage site since 1164, and the Shrine of the Three Kings is particularly impressive.

After the tour of the cathedral, you’ll spend the afternoon exploring Old Town and practicing your German at the various shops and cafés.

Today you’ll volunteer at a local school. Not only will you be able to practice your German and get a deeper understanding of the Cologne way of life, but you’ll also help the students with their English. This language exchange will encourage stronger connections and a better understanding among people of various nationalities.

After breakfast in your hotel, you’ll enjoy a beautiful day in nature at Cologne’s impressive Botanical Gardens. Brush up on your flora vocabulary as you take a tour of the 28 acres that the park covers. After the gardens, you’ll enjoy a picnic and conversation with your group at the nearby Sculpture Park.

No trip to Cologne is complete without a tour of the Cologne Chocolate Museum. Practice your German and sample delicious chocolate as you take a guided tour of the museum. Learn about the history of cocoa and the important role it has played in German culture.

Wake up early and head to the Schnütgen Museum for your last full day here. You’ll enjoy a German-language tour of the museum and get to see its collection of medieval Christian art. Learn about the various textiles, prints, and sculptures while practicing your German by asking your guide questions as you go.

After your tour of the museum, you and your group will explore the hip Belgian Quarter. Visit the various cafés, boutiques, and galleries that have helped put this neighborhood on the map. You’ll end the day with a traditional meal at a local bistro.

Wake up early to enjoy a final walk around Cologne before your flight home. You’ll leave Cologne with more confidence in your German language skills and a better understanding of German culture.

Improve your German by getting a first-hand experience of German culture. Travel abroad to Cologne to immerse yourself not only in the language but also in the art and history of the city. This trip will also allow you to spend time teaching at a local school so that you can further experience the local culture.


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