2019 DCIS Germany Program
|Travel Dates:||March 24, 2019 - April 3, 2019|
|Program Tuition:|| $2,690 - or - $2,556 with discount if paid in full|
Airfare not included in program tuition
|Deadline(s):||Interested families should enroll by November 15th|
Our admissions team makes the payment process simple, offering multiple payment options and easy monthly payment plans.
Program Tuition: $2,690
Pay in Full
Pay in full at the time of enrollment and receive a 5% discount off your program tuition! Your program tuition with this discount would be:
Germany Cultural Journey
Germany has long been called the land of Dichter und Denker – poets and thinkers. However, contemporary Germany is also the land for travelers and explorers seeking multicultural and dynamic cities, bucolic villages, and pristine nature. Ride a bike along an old airport tarmac in Berlin, travel by solar-powered ferry across an Alpine lake, watch the wind turbines and half-timbered houses whiz by through the window of a high-speed train as part of your German adventure. Get an up-close view of Germany that goes beyond Sauerkraut and Bratwurst.
Custom programs in Germany are ideal not just for German language teachers but also educators in history, STEM, government/civics, and the fine arts.
Cultural Journeys provide deep insight into the history, culture, and natural heritage of our host countries through authentic immersive experiences. Students will explore ancient ruins, sample new foods, and develop valuable leadership skills.
Check out some of the possible featured experiences of your coming adventure! Each customized itinerary is unique, but these are just a few of the activities which may be available during your program.
Stay in a medieval castle once home to emperors and knights in Nuremberg
Learn about art, science, history, and local food in the dynamic city of Munich
Explore a medieval cathedral
Explore the bustling city of Frankfurt
Bike through the medieval streets of historic Nuremberg
Conquer a ropes course and hike with a ranger at a clean energy hostel in the Black Forest.
We work hard to create engaging, educational, and truly immersive itineraries for our travelers. However, we also know that travel can be unpredictable, so we always design our experiences to be flexible enough to allow for adjustments based on group interests, unexpected opportunities, and any weather or safety concerns that may arise during your program. Should changes to the itinerary occur, we will notify travelers and families as quickly as possible.
|Sunday, March 24||USA - Munich (München)||Flight to Munich (München). Rest up for our upcoming adventure!||D (Airline)||Flight|
|Monday, March 25||Munich (München)||Today we arrive in München! After we get settled in our hostel we will walk up the tower of the Church of St. Peter to get a great view of the city center. For dinner we will sample some traditional Bavarian food.||B (Airline); L, D||München Hostel|
|Tuesday, March 26||München||The best way to explore a new city is by bicycle and we will begin in München with a bike tour that includes all of the major historical sites in the city center. We can stop at the beautiful Viktualien Market to enjoy lunch from local vendors and look around inside some of München's oldest churches and breweries (like the famous Hofbräuhaus). Tonight we'll try another important German cuisine for dinner, Turkish street food in one of the city's most diverse neighborhoods.||B, L, D||München Hostel|
|Wednesday, March 27||München||We will bear witness to the Holocaust today at the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site just outside of München. We will return for a peaceful dinner and stroll through the English Garden in Munich at the end of an important day.||B, L, D||München Hostel|
|Thursday, March 28||München to Nürnberg||For our morning in München we have the option of visiting the European Commission office or the Bavarian state government (Landtag). After a short hour-long train ride we will arrive in the historical city of Nürnberg that was once a trading mecca in the Holy Roman Empire as well as a center for political rallies during the Third Reich. After dropping off our things at the medieval Imperial Castle where we will be sleeping, we will explore the ancient half-timbered houses and churches in the city center. We will also get a chance to try the local specialty - Nürnberger Bratwurst.||B, L, D||Nürnberg Castle|
|Friday, March 29||Nürnberg||Today we will have an in-depth exploration of Nürnberg's connection to the Third Reich at the Documentation Center on former Nazi Party rally grounds. Afterwards we will have time together to decompress and process what are sure to be emotional impressions as we settle in for a relaxed dinner. Oh and, did we mention you're sleeping in a castle?!||B, L, D||Nürnberg Castle|
|Saturday, March 30||Nürnberg to Füssen||In the morning we will explore the home of one of Nuremberg's most heralded sons - Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer. Then we will board the train for a stunning ride into the foothills of the Alps, arriving in the town of Füssen in time for dinner.||B, L, D||Füssen Hostel|
|Sunday, March 31||Füssen||Bavarian King Ludwig II created a fairytale world in his 19th-century palace, Neuschwanstein. We will visit this stunning building today and have some time to explore the surroundings. Later in the day we can have some free time in town or learn more about this beauitful natural environment of this region at the Forest Experience Center.||B, L, D||Füssen Hostel|
|Monday, April 1||Füssen||We are so close to Austria so let's go! We'll take a quick train across the border to go see an amazing complex of medieval fortress ruins at Burgenwelt Ehrenberg and we walk across one of the world's longest pedestrian suspension bridges.||B, L, D||Füssen Hostel|
|Tuesday, April 2||Füssen to München||After a short morning train ride back to München we will tour the exciting BMW Welt, which can include the plant or the museum. The evening is ours to enjoy a farewell dinner.||B, L, D||München Hostel|
|Wednesday, April 3||Depart München||After breakfast we'll board a plane back across the Atlantic. Auf Wiedersehen!||B, L & D (Airline)||Your own bed, eventually!|
In order to provide a safe and memorable experience for our travelers, teachers, staff, Program Leaders and Country Directors, we follow strict guidelines when deciding on lodging, making reservations, and assigning program participants to rooms.
Euro Youth Hotel Munich
The Euro Youth Hotel has been blurring the lines between Hostel and Hotel since 1998. The Ho(s)tel is located in a grand old building just 100m from Munich’s main train station. Multiple renovations have taken place all around the creaky central wooden staircase but always with an eye to retaining the old world flair which becomes most readily apparent in the evenings under the light dripping from the venerable chandeliers. While the building oozes a rare old charm, what really makes our hostel exceptional is the special atmosphere created by the myriad interactions of guests and staff from all corners of the globe.
Youth Hostel Nuremberg
Located on a large, spacious plot of land in northern Nuremburg in the heart of Bavaria, the Youth Hostel Nuremberg provides a unique experience for guests through its open spaces. Guests from all corners of the globe can sunbathe, barbecue and intermingle all over the grounds, making for a social and comfortable setting to experience Nuremburg from.
Old Kings Hostel
Old Kings Hostel is not just a place with a bed. It is a place to meet others and explore the outdoors. It is the smallest, most intimate hostel in Fuessen and the perfect place from which to set out on a new adventure. Old Kings Hostel embodies the philosophy of travel that many of the best memories are made on a trip are when you are having fun with friends, whether you have known them for 10 years or 10 minutes.
Safety and Support
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
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Your Adventure Includes
In order to give our travelers the best possible price, we break out airfare from the Program Tuition. We will still handle all booking and ticketing via our flight partner who has access to special fares not available to the general public. We will provide full transparency in cost so that families pay what the flight costs and nothing more. You will be invoiced for the flight once we are able to secure the group’s airline contract.
Program Tuition Excludes: Travel insurance, baggage fees, airline minor fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.
Need to Raise Money? We have you covered.
Our travelers are provided with fundraising opportunities that are easy to implement and fun to take part in. Our flagship fundraiser involves selling bird-friendly, fair trade coffee from our host countries. There is no limit to the amount you can raise, so get started now by selling coffee or referring your friends to earn credit toward your program!
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