St. Kilian’s German School has been running a very successful exchange program with the Immanuel-Kant Gymnasium in Hamburg, Germany since 1987. Every year about 20-25 Irish Transition Year students from St. Kilian’s participate in a 3-week exchange program. They will stay in their exchange partner’s home during that time. As part of their exchange they complete 2 weeks of work experience in placements provided by the Rotary Club in Hamburg. In addition, they will do various day trips to places of interest around Hamburg and also to Berlin. Their German partners (boys and girls, aged 14 – 15 years) also complete two weeks of work experience in placements provided by companies in Dublin associated with / recommended by parents from the students of our school.
This program offers an excellent opportunity both to obtain work experience and to improve language skills. It is part of the Transition Year program in Class 10.