Visit Germany In 2024 with the Arlington-Aachen High School Exchange

Aachen Cathedral

Tentative Dates:
July 1 – 17, 2024 – Arlington students to Aachen
October 9 – 21, 2024 – Aachen students to Arlington

Application Deadline extended to Monday, November 20, 2023

Students are invited to participate in the Arlington-Aachen High School Exchange in summer 2024. The trip includes a two-week homestay with a family in Arlington’s sister city of Aachen plus three days in Berlin, the capital of Germany. Knowledge of the German language is not required, but if you already speak some German you will improve your language skills on this trip! 

Successful applicants must be current 9th, 10th or 11th grade high school students residing or attending school in Arlington, and demonstrate leadership, maturity, and an interest in foreign history and cultures. Participants will be invited to host an Aachen student for two weeks in early Fall 2024. Financial aid is available for qualified applicants.

Arlington and Aachen students visit the Aachen Town Hall.

Do you want to find out more and talk to summer exchange participants? Join us for an information session from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on

  • Tuesday, October 3rd at Central Library (Bluemont Room)
  • Monday, October 23rd at Central Library (Bluemont Room)

Frequently Asked Questions

Application for the Arlington/Aachen High School Exchange 2024

For more information or to RSVP for one of the information sessions please email [email protected]

Arlington and Aachen exchange participants visiting the Three Country Border where Germany, Netherlands and Belgium meet.

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