There are currently 140 German schools abroad in 72 countries worldwide that enable training according to German standards. Both German or international and, if necessary, national degrees can be acquired. The majority of German schools abroad are designed as a school of encounter. In addition to German children living abroad with their parents, the doors of schools abroad are also open to children of other nationalities. In the German-speaking schools abroad, students are taught in the German language. In addition, in the sense of a meeting school, parts of the lessons also take place in the national language or in foreign languages. At German schools abroad, not only knowledge and language skills are taught. The schools attach great importance to intercultural exchange and actively cultivate a partnership with schools in Germany. This gives students the opportunity to get to know Germany locally as part of an exchange.