Eligibility

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Virtual Friendship Connection:

  • Students in 8th grade through 12th grade are eligible to sign up for VFC!
  • Students should currently be enrolled in German I, II, III, IV or AP.
  • Students who are NOT learning German can also sign up for VFC and are also eligible to host their German partner the following school year, however, they will not be eligible to travel to Germany, as we require at least 2 years of German for the summer program.

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to offer our travel program during the 2020-2021 school year. We hope to resume this part of our program during the 2021-2022 school year. For future reference, please read the information below:

The Friendship Connection exchange program:

  • Students between the ages of 15 and 18 who will have completed a minimum of 2 years of German by the end of this school year can sign up as “Full” participants. Graduating seniors are also eligible!
  • German I students are encouraged to participate as “Host Only” students. They could then choose to return the visit to their German partners after the following school year once they have completed German II.
  • Students who are not learning German and simply want to host a student from Germany in the spring and not return the visit in the summer are welcome to do so.