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Comparative Education Systems: Berlin

Discover how Germany’s multifaceted education system addresses the needs of a population with widely differing characteristics and abilities. Learn more about the trends and successes of this evolving educational approach through local school visits and interactions with educators and students from the community. All the while, you’ll soak up Berlin’s passionate and creative culture.

Your tour of Germany’s education system will culminate in a Global Leadership Summit on the Future of Food, as you come together with your fellow educators for a two-day Summit conference in Milan, Italy, July 89, 2017. Hear from world-renowned speakers, attend expert-led workshops, and gain valuable insight into how food connects plates, people, politics and culture, as you explore the role of education in tackling global issues like the Future of Food.

Tour length
9 days

Tour highlights
Berlin State Department of Education, Berlin Evangelical School, “Schule im Aufbruch” discussion, Ministry of Education, Berlin Bilingual School, “East Meets West” discussion, Clarchens Ballhaus, Global Leadership Summit

Day 1: Overnight flight to Germany
Meet your Tour Director at the airport

Day 2: Berlin
Take a walking tour of Berlin: Unter den Linden; Brandenburg Gate; Reichstag; Holocaust Memorial
Welcome Dinner

Day 3: Berlin
Visit the Berlin State Department of Education
Visit Berlin Evangelical School
Participate in a Schule im Aufbruch, or “Schools in Transformation,” discussion

Day 4: Berlin
Visit the Ministry of Education
Visit Berlin Bilingual School
Enjoy free time or take an expertly guided tour of Berlin
Participate in an “East Meets West” discussion

Day 5: Berlin
Participate in a reflection session with your group
Enjoy an “Off the Beaten Track” walking tour or participate in an
“Entrepreneurship and the New ‘Digital Bohemia’” discussion
Enjoy free time
Visit Clarchens Ballhaus

Day 6: Fly to Milan
Global Leadership Summit Welcome and Dinner

Day 7: Milan
Day 1 of Global Leadership Summit
Professional Learning social hour

Day 8: Milan
Day 2 of Global Leadership Summit
Participate in a reflection session
Closing Dinner

Day 9: Return home
Transfer to the airport for your return flight home