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A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of Heidelberg International School in Heidelberg, Germany
Review-of-Heidelberg International School
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Charming villa with temporary buildings until the new complex is built. (Continue)
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This review is outdated. The school is now K-12. The facilities are in a beautiful, purpose-built building. The school is authorized to run the programmes of the International Baccalaureate and has since acquired other accreditations. It is worth checking out yourself.
A reader replied recently with:
I feel german schools are good enough as compared to HIs or MIs schools .English is the 2nd language and equally recognised !
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Info about DAI/OWLS English Speaking Playgroup in Heidelberg, Germany
Info-about-Heidelberg
Describe your group.
We are an English-speaking playgroup for children ages newborn to five located in the center of Heidelberg. The purpose of our playgroup is to provide social opportunities for English speaking children and parents. (Continue)
A reader replied most recently with:
Dear Aubrei Krummert, I’m new the Heidelberg area and I’m looking for a English speaking playgroup for my son , I spend my childhood in Ireland and even tough I’m still visiting friends and family members over there it seems like I’m loosing the English language . My son is 12 Month old and I’m trying 2 speak as much English with him as possible , which is hard if you only have German people around you . So I would like to ask if we might be able to join your group. When and where is it? Thank you so much already, Greetings from St.Leon-Rot e-mail4brimi@web.de
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Living in Heidelberg, Germany
Living-in-Heidelberg
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
I met people mainly by going to bars, many of which, because of the Army presence and international community, cater more to English-speakers and Americans (the downside of this is the GI crowd, which, despite having met a lot of cool soldiers, also has a lot of violent and ignorant drunks.)

There are probably more wholesome ways of meeting people, but I'm wouldn't be the one to know. If you get a job on a U.S. base, they have a lot of programs and such aimed at helping families and new arrivals adjust and meet new people. The university also to host a lot of cultural events and such. There are a lot of nearby woods and mountains so there's always athletic/outdoors type opportunities. (Continue)

A reader replied most recently with:
Heidelberg is wundubar! Ich wohne im Walldorf (1989-1992)
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Expat Report Culture Shock in Heidelberg, Germany was published
Culture-Shock-in-Heidelberg
Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?
Just have fun and don't take life too seriously. You are going to screw up, make a financial mistake, or offend someone. Let it go and move on with it. (Continue)
Expat Report Review of Heidelberg International School in Heidelberg, Germany was published
Review-of-Heidelberg International School
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The school has recently moved from a small villa to a new building, (opened in Aug 2008) which has been well designed to support the students. It has all the facilities required to provide for an international eductaion, including a sports hall, science laboratory and library. Many activities are run through the school including various sports and a kids club. (Continue)
A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of Heidelberg International School-H.I.S. in Heidelberg, Germany
Review-of-Heidelberg International School-H.I.S.
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The school building is older, but newer facilities have been added to accomodate the schools growth. There is a good range of after school programs and a new PTO which plans more activities in the future. (Continue)
A reader replied most recently with:
Seems people use this sight to slag off at schools unfairly! Respect your schools people!
A reader replied recently with:
Seems people use this sight to slag off at schools unfairly! Respect your schools people!
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Expat Report Review of The English Institute in Heidelberg, Germany was published
Review-of-The English Institute
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The facilities were adequate - but not as good as the schools my children have attended in the US. (Continue)

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