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Planning a visit

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Help ensure that your visit to Germany runs as smoothly as possible with these useful resources.

Please note that many of these resources are aimed at schools planning visits abroad. However, these templates can easily be adapted for youth groups.

Documents for planning a trip abroad

To prepare for your trip, download the British Council's school exchange starter kit. It's packed with ready-made documents to adapt and use, including example letter templates, parental consent forms and risk assessments.

Child protection guidelines

The British Council has produced child protection guidelines to be used alongside your school or youth groups' own existing child protection policy when planning a trip overseas.

Coach trip advice

If you are taking young people to Germany via coach, take a look at the advice from the Home Office about what to expect at border control.

German education system

For schools visiting a partner school in Germany, make sure you are familiar with the school system before you go by reading our overview of the German education system.