2018-2019 school year exchange program!

The most updated and final deadline for American application forms has been extended until February 18th, 2019!

If you are interested in hosting a German partner, please CALL us first before sending in your application form. If you are interested in hosting AND returning to Germany this summer, there is still time to sign up as a “Full” participant…but you must act quickly!

About Friendship Connection

This program was conceived and developed by Ohio high school German teachers in cooperation with English teachers in Germany. The goal was to provide an inexpensive, “on-going” exchange program which would enable participants to enhance their ability to speak German and to develop a greater appreciation of the German culture as well as long-lasting friendships with their German partners. In the first 37 years, nearly 33,000 German and American students have participated on our exchange program.


We're Proud of our Achievements

Here you can review some statistics about our Program
Years of Experience
Participating US States
Student Participants
Participating Families

Admissions Process

We are currently accepting applications for 2019 academic year.

Step 1

Talk to your German teacher: It is your German teacher’s responsibility to obtain administrative approval for your school to participate each school year.

Step 2

After your school administrator has approved the program and your parents or guardian have also agreed you are allowed to participate, please request an application form from your German teacher or print one from this website. Fill your application form out thoroughly, attach a picture of yourself and obtain a parent or guardian signature.

Step 3

If you are signing up for the “Full” exchange program, please submit your form along with your first deposit. If you are signing up as a “Host Only,” no payment is required. You will receive a confirmation email as soon as your application form has been processed.