Watching Harry Potter and NCIS in German with your host family. Grabbing currywurst on the run. Visiting the Berlin Wall and the Brandenburg Gate. Bonding with exchange students from five different continents. These are just a few memories you might share with fellow alums. Five days a week, you’ll head to your local gymnasium (public high school) for classes with your German peers. Though all classes are taught in German, many people also speak English — which helps ease the transition.