Germany has significantly contributed to the development of the Western Modern Education. Herbart’s Pedagogy is considered as the foundation of scientific system of education, the kindergarten founded by Froebel has influenced the development of pre-education systems all over the world.
The education values diverse development of children. Students can choose to enter vocational schools/colleges or universities. International students usually choose the local comprehensive schools then studying in colleges, Grade 5-10 or Grade 11-13. At the international schools, junior high school students can select IGCSE or IB foundation/preparatory education (11-15 years old). Senior high school students (16-18 years old) are provided with university foundation courses and IB examination, A-level and Abitur. All of these are internationally certified.
There are three benefits to choose international boarding schools in Germany. The first is to learn German as another foreign language. Due to globalization, it gets more and more important to learn more than one foreign language. Secondly, the expense is comparatively lower than other Europe countries’. International course costs about 30,000 to 40,000 Euros per year. Lastly, public undergrad universities in Germany are well known of high quality and free education for everybody, regardless if you come from Europe.