Our individual homestay and high school program offer you the chance to become familiar with Germany through direct contact with its people, while speaking with Germans about your country and culture at the same time. You will live in a host family and become part of their everyday life, be able to spend time with them, and exchange thoughts and ideas.
Location: If travelling during school term in the area being visited you will attend a German high school (Gymnasium, Gesamtschule or Realschule), Monday to Friday. Many of the hosts live in Cologne/ Bonn/ Dusseldorf areas but may be located in various regions.
Ages: All applicants must be between 14 and 18 years of age.
Conditions of participation: One student per family only. Participants should be able to communicate in German with A2 level of proficiency.
You should be willing to talk to your host family about your home country and to take part actively in their family life.
Host Families in Germany: Hosts can be families, single persons, single-parent families, and young or elderly individuals. We do our best to place young participants in a family with children of the same age, however cannot guarantee this. Often, these hosts have a job.
General availability. During German school year. Applications must be submitted at least 6 weeks before date of proposed stay in Germany.
Airport and transfers: The host family will normally pick the guests up at the closest train station.
LONG TERM SCHOOL STAYS GERMANY
Students can opt for a school year, a semester or a school term in Germany.
Guide to dates of long term high school stays in Germany. Dates may vary slightly between regions.
School Year in Germany : End of August 2020 to Mid June 2021.
School Semester in Germany: End August 2020 to End January 2021 or end January 2021 to Mid June 2021
School Term: Last week in August 2020. To End November 2020 or End January 2021 to End April 2021.
Application Dates March 17 for programmes starting in August.
August 15th for programmes starting starting January / February.
Late applications may be accepted if schools have remaining capacity and local coordinators can accept the student. .
An additional fee of €250 is payable for all late applications.
SHORT SCHOOL STAYS IN GERMANY
Short stays. Dates are flexible throughout the year, subject to host family availability and school capacity.
The completed application materials must be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to the desired travel date for short stays.
All school applications must be submitted together together with an application fee of €200.
Please complete our online student application form. Applications will be and reviewed and submitted to our partners in Germany.
Schools may request additional informatiion including school and medical reports which must be supplied in a timely manner.
As soon as a host family is found, and school place is confirmed the applicant will be informed and a deposit is payable to retain the place.
The application fee is then non refundable.
Flights to Germany must be arranged by the participant.
Prices: 2 weeks €1150 : 3 weeks €1290 : 4 weeks €1390 : 6 weeks €1740 : 8 weeks €2090 :
1 School Term €2810 : Semester €4920 : School Year €6720.
Price includes accommodation and board in a host family, high school attendance as well as the support of a local coordinator in Bonn, Germany.
Full airport transfer from Cologne or Düsseldorf to the host family and return will also be included if less than 50 km from the family.
Health, accident and liability insurance for the duration of the program must be purchased by the applicant.
The transfer to Germany and all costs associated with leisure activities, telephone, internet, and other costs as may arise are not included in the price.
In case of cancellation please inform us in writing immediately!
Please note there are strict laws in Germany in relation to downloading of materials from internet and students must not download files, films music or any material using the family wifi system.
Cancellation after receipt of host family information: 50% of the total program costs.
No-show: 100% of program fee.
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