LUNCHTIME MEETING for interested students  

Monday 24 February in the Language Centre L5

Departure date approx. Monday 30 November 2020

Return: Wednesday 16 December 2020 or Friday 15 Jan 2021

Length of stay is 20 days/ long stay six weeks.

Maximum 15 students can participate in this trip.

Options A and B both cost $4,000

Option C costs around $2,500 (airfare and travel insurance).


Trip Overview- 20 days

Part 1 – Cultural and historical visits in Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein and Germany – 8 to 10 days

Day 1 – Flight to Zurich.

Days 2 and 3 – Zurich, Switzerland – Walking tour of old city of Zurich, visit of Zurich Christmas market, day trip to Luzern and Engelberg/Mount Titlis (Swiss Alps)

Days 4 – Liechtenstein, Vaduz

Days 5- 6 Salzburg, Austria – City walking tour, Fortress, Castle and Cathedral and visit the Saltmines

Days 7 to 9- Munich, Germany – City walking tour, including Third Reich history, visit of Dachau concentration camp memorial, Munich Christmas market and a day tour to the Schloss Neuschwanstein.


Part 2 – Homestay in Stockach (Germany)

Days 9 to 17 (or longer if choosing option B) – Homestay – Students to stay in a German host family and go the local high school.

Option A

  • Available to both language and non-language students.
  • Stay in host family from day 9 to day 17, return to Australia before Christmas with teacher.
  • You don’t have to speak the language to manage in a German host family. You will be sent to a family that can speak English.

Option B

  • Only available to language students. Highly recommended if you are studying VCE German.
  • Stay in host family over the Christmas holidays and return as a group (without teacher) mid-January.

Option C

  • Only available to German language students. Pick up at Zürich airport by host family – homestay only – 7 weeks.

2020 Expression of interest form