German Students

Be a part of The Friendship Connection, Inc., a four week home-and-home German exchange program for high school students in the U.S. and Germany. Host a student from Germany for 4 weeks!
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It was a super-smooth and positive experience all around – at school, with the host families and the exchange students alike!

Michele, Columbus, OH

Attention German Students!

April 2nd – April 30th, 2019  Your German partner would visit you! He/She would be the same gender as you, around your age, and share common interests, live with your family and attend your school.

If you are only interested in hosting a German student this spring and not returning to Germany in the summer, sign up as a “Host Only” participant. There is no charge to be a “Host Only” family.

If you are interested in hosting in the spring and returning the visit to your German partner this summer, sign up as a “Full” participant.

Travel to Germany!

June 14th – July 12th, 2019 You would visit your partner in Germany, live with his/her family and attend a few weeks of school! (You will not be required to do any school work…just observe.)

June 21st – July 19th, 2019 are the travel dates for students whose school’s summer vacation begins after our June 14th departure.

The cost is $1,850 for 4 weeks in Germany!  This includes airfare, illness/injury insurance, chaperons and all administrative fees.

An American student’s return date can be extended upon a parent’s request, if the participant has friends or relatives in Germany, however, Friendship Connection, Inc. can no longer arrange these flight deviations with the airlines.  (Please refer to the link “Flight Deviations” in the “Forms” section for more information on how to extend the stay.)