Dante Gymnasium-SHMS Exchange

Welcome Sign from SHMS Students to Dante Students: Willkommen in den USA!
A US American and Bavaran flag both hang out of a window in Munich, Germany at the house of an exchange student
  • Strath Haven Middle School has a long-standing relationship with the Dante Gymnasium in Munich, Germany. 8th grade German students have the opportunity to host a visiting student from Munich in the fall and to visit that student in the spring. This program is a direct exchange, which means that it is organized by the partner teachers and facilitated by the host families. This enriching opportunity is a chance for students to develop as cultural embassadors and make lifelong friends! 

    Participation is determined by application. Student engagement in and dedication to German is considered, as well as readiness/suitability (determined via reflective essay prompts). Participants meet throughout the year as the "German Travelers' Club" to build rapport and readiness through an orientation program. 

    The 20/21 "German Travelers' Club" ran as a club open to any interested 8th grader who wanted a virtual pen pal from the Dante Gymnasium! 


    Looking for information for 2021-2022? Stay tuned! In the meantime, check out the example resources from years past below. 

Fall 2019 Student/Guardian Letter

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