Family Transition

Transitioning to a new school, new city, new culture and perhaps a new language can be a daunting and sometimes lonely experience. Here at DIS, we would like to make this transition as smooth and easy as possible, not only for children, but for parents too.

Join our Community on Social Media

Our Facebook Group offers a wide arrange of ways to help in your transition. It offers a huge network of contacts, good advice on everything from where to buy what to how the public transportation system works to where you can find international foods, offers of impromptu coffee mornings and walks in the park, day trips to points of interest in and around Dresden, and excellent advice on transitioning from those who have gone through it.

Onboarding and Welcome Committee

We will contact you with a personal email from a DIS buddy family even before you leave your home. If you would like to become a DIS buddy family, please send an email.

Welcome Day

Upon arrival, we offer a Welcome Day where new families will meet and mix with their buddy families, receive a Welcome Packet and essential information about DIS. Later we provide a practical tour of the city of Dresden where you can learn where to find what.

Student Ambassador Programme

DIS also has a Student Ambassador Programme where a current DIS student in the same class helps your child navigate his or her new life at DIS.

Our DIS Community

Our DIS community aims to Inspire, to Move Forward and to give Back to the community by organising many events to bring parents together, especially in the first months of school but also throughout the year. Activities include a DIS Dance Night with live music and good food where adults can mix and mingle together in a relaxed atmosphere, Christmas Bazaar, Spring Festival and Learn to Cook events. You can join an event team or organise your own if you have a particular interest just by posting it on the DIS Community Facebook page. If you want to contact us, please send an email.

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