It was different from all trips I have gone to. My partner has become a very nice friend of mine, almost like a sister. Not only Johanna, my partner but also the other exchange student became good friends. Her parents never made me feel like a guest in their home. I never felt homesick there. I also loved going to the different cities and towns and doing or seeing different things like the Cathedral at Strasbourg, the boat ride at Tubingon and many more. I will also always cherish the moments I spent there like sitting and talking with them till late at night, the bonfire in their garden, the day I was trying to teach her dance and many more. These 12 were the most precious days which I will never forget…..Mehak IX
First we landed here and met our partners and there was a welcome party. We went to our homes, I got to know my partner more. We went to play basketball after that we went to sleep.for some more days we went to malls and did some shopping after that I and the German students became good friends then all of us together visited France. We went to a private property at Alsace,France which had a lake. we also did some challenges there and played some games too after that we went to their school and studied with them for two days.Their education system is a little different from ours but it was fun learning with them! Now I am looking forward to visiting Switzerland!
Together with my host Kristin we had an extraordinary time. When I first met her it never seemed like it was our first meeting. Then I was introduced to her family which in some days became my family too. We had a lot of fun together on the trip. In Switzerland , France, Tubingen etc. Every place has its own story behind it…
It was all so beautiful! These 12 days passed so quickly. If somebody gave me a chance to go back in time I would definitely go for it! On the last day it never seemed as if it was the end of the trip, it seemed as if we were leaving our another house our another family behind …. Jasmine Sethi, X
My German host family was very warm and polite to me.They made me very comfortable at their place. I had alot of fun with everyone! Be it the family members, my school mates or my teachers. I felt very lucky that I got an exchange partner like Aylin who was just like me.
I also met my previous partner whom I hosted in India. I had a lot of fun with her too. Overall it was an enriching experience to walk on the roads of Germany, Switzerland and France! The best parts of my trip were at the Technorama,Swiss Science Centre and the Strasbourg ..another thrilling part was the roller coaster ride in an amusement park named Tripsdrill….. I also discovered a „NEW“ and „INDEPENDENT“ „ME“…I made lots of new friends and had a memorable trip ! Indo – German exchange programmes are really worth it! Loved it!!! – Tanya Vanvari, XI
It is so astonishing that in such a short span of time me and my billet (Yuli) have such a strong bond. Yuli and her family was the reason i didn’t miss people of India. She is such an amazing person and a singer.
We all really had the time of our life there. We have visited many places but i guess the beauty of Zurich made me stunned. All the indians and germans are a big and happy family.
We have enjoyed to the fullest. I wish i could go back to this time again. We would like to thank our teachers for such a great opportunity. I am awaited to meet them in October now. Soumya Goyal, X
So, we arrived in Germany the day before yesterday and my experience till now has been more than stellar. We arrived at the school at around 11 A.M. on the 19th and I slid in easily with the German students, especially with my host Marvin. Marvin and his mother took me to their house and after two days, I can easily call it ‚home‘. Marvin and his family is pretty amazing. His mother left no stone unturned to make me feel comfortable and his father greeted me with utmost curiosity and amazement, which I had a lot of fun in fulfilling. Marvin’s brother is like every other elder brother out there, relaxed and laid-back. As for Marvin himself, I feel like I have made a new companion for life. On the first day, Marvin and his mother showed me the complex around the Stuttgart Main Station and yesterday, we went to see the Wilhelma Zoo. Both the days were pretty exciting and they have left me excited for what lies ahead. Samarth Goyal, XI
My experience with my German host family and exchange partner was the best. It was really easy to adjust with my host family because it felt like home and my partner was really good. I enjoyed a lot with her and the places where she took me to,were beautiful.
Stuttgart is really a great place.
All the other places were good too and the best was the amusement park. I loved Zurich and Strasbourg too was amazing. Overall it was an enriching experience. I loved it. I wish to visit them,again,some time….. Sadhika Arora, XI
16 students from Classes VIII-XI, accompanied by two teachers, visited Germany from June 19-July 1, 2015 on a cultural and educational exchange program with Phillip-Matthaus-Hahn Gymnasium, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Stuttgart. The objective of the program was to expand students’ knowledge related to the history, culture, geography, economy, religion, education system and people of Germany, foster sensitivity, appreciation and understanding of diversity and strengthen the cultural bond between the two countries. This is the school’s third year of association with its German partner school.
The students lived with host families of their German exchange partners which gave them a wonderful opportunity to learn about their culture and lifestyle. The host families exhibited excellent hospitality and took the children to various places like Austria, Switzerland and France.
As part of the program, the students visited Philipp-Matthaus-Hahn Secondary School, met and interacted with various students, teachers and staff members and were familiarised with the education methodology followed in German schools . A power point presentation on the Indian education system was also shown to the German students. The students also worked on a collaborative project on Effective Management of E-Waste in India and Germany with the German students.
The students visited the cities of Strassbourg in France and Zurich in Switzerland where they visited the state of the art science museum ‚Technorama‘ which was indeed a lifetime experience. They were also taken to the famous chocolate factory ‘Ritter Sport’ in Waldenbuch, where their joy knew no bounds as they indulged themselves in making delicious chocolates.
The students also got an opportunity to visit other places of special interest, such as, the BOSCH power tools factory, the software company NOVA Tech, a famous local bakery called ‚Treiber‘, the beautiful Black Forest, Ludswigburg Castle, Lake of Constance and the world famous Porsche Museum where they got a peep into the history of Porshe cars which are one of the high end luxury cars of the world.
The highlight of the trip was the Indo German Cultural Evening, wherein the students of both the partner schools presented their culture through dance and song items and drama.
The students had a wonderful time and gathered immense knowledge from the trip. It gave both the Indian and the German students, an invaluable opportunity to learn more about each others’ cultures and develop a friendship which is lifelong and everlasting.
The school is eagerly awaiting the reciprocal visit by the German delegation in October 2015.
This was my first exchange programme. My partner Jenny was really amazing. Her family was like my own family. They treated me very nicely. I enjoyed the weather a lot and all the places that we visited. I learned a lot about German culture and lifestyle. I did a lot of shopping with Kristin, Jasmine, Joanna and Mehak. It was really fun.
My favorite activities were the ones that I participated in with my host family. I loved Mini-Golf the most. I visited an amusement park in Germany which was in Tripsdill where I rode on the Roller-Coaster 6 times because it was amazing.
It was an adventurous experience. The school there was really good.
It was fun learning German and then talking to them in their language. I was so happy in Germany that leaving it made me cry on our last day there. I am really missing Germany a lot – Namita, VIII
My host family was very nice to me and they treated me the way my biological parents do. It was my first exchange programme and I was very nervous but in the end I enjoyed a lot. I learnt a lot from this exchange and gained a lot more exposure. We visited an amusement park that was in Tripsdrill where we had a lot of fun. All the places we visited were really good, especially the Stuttgart complex, Swiss Science Center- Technorama, Tuebingen, Zurich and Strassbourg. Overall, my experience was amazing and I would love to visit Germany again.
Divya Garg, VIII