Bildungsurlaub-Approval began as a solution to a tricky problem. Schools wanted to apply for Bildungsurlaub recognition but found the application process and the varying rules and criteria a nightmare. As more and more schools asked us for help, we saw an opportunity to make this process less painful for everyone. Thomas Roth founded Bildungsurlaub Approval 2013 in Cologne Germany and since then has helped many hundreds of schools become accredited.
Bildungsurlaub-Approval is well known and respected in the international education industry. More than 180 schools worldwide trust us to facilitate their recognitions and help market their programmes via our German-language website, visited by professionals and agents across Germany looking for a Bildungsurlaub experience.
We have been a finalist at the ST Star Awards every year since 2019 – the longest running and most competitive industry awards.
We are also a member of FDSV, the Association of German Language-Tour Operators. The FDSV applies some of the most comprehensive quality standards across its membership and partners.
Thomas is also a regular presenter and guest at conferences and events. Thomas is passionate about educating schools about Bildungsurlaub and how to make the most of it once your school is approved.