Our Student Exchange Programme

Our school (Waldorf Schule Mülheim) with 570 pupils – founded in 1983 – has been in existence for over 25 years and is located in the heart of the metropolitan area along the Ruhr River, the “Ruhrgebiet”.  What was once the centre of a coal mining and  industrial region has been transformed into a recreational and cultural paradise that could hardly be more diverse.  Extended recreational areas, a wide variety of cultural activities and a cluster of cities and towns that offer something for everyone: sport and action, art and culture, leisure and recreation.  In 2010 this urban area carried the title of the cultural capitol of Europe (“Kulturhauptstadt Europas”).  As “RUHR 2010” this region with its 53 cities and towns will be the cultural epicentre of Europe.  “Ruhr 2010” promises to be an exciting mixture of the Arts and Theatre, Party and Picnic.  Many interesting and culturally fascinating cities and towns are located close to Mülheim.

The Waldorf School in Mülheim an der Ruhr would like to offer an exchange programme to its pupils, primarily from Class 10 or Class 11 to a country where English or French is spoken.  The length of the exchange should be at least 6 weeks, but no longer than 12.  For the exchange students coming to our school, we will be offering above and beyond the everyday school activities and life in a host family, a wide variety of recreational activities and weekly individual counselling sessions with the coordinator of our exchange programme.

For pupils in Classes 10, 11 and 12 we can arrange various internships with the help of the parents at our school.

For pupils in Classes 8 or 9 who would like to spend their summer holidays in Germany we can arrange a two to three week stay in one of our host families.

We would appreciate hearing from you if your school is interested in our exchange programme or in hosting pupils from our school, either for a school exchange or for a holiday stay.

We invite you to check our homepage at: www.waldorfschule-mh.de.

If you have any further questions, please contact our coordinators:  Silvia Albert-Jahn or Francoise Kermorvant