It was a super-smooth and positive experience all around – at school, with the host families and the exchange students alike!
Michele, Columbus, OH
Click on the link to the left called “How it Works” to learn more about our NEW Virtual Friendship Connection program!
This is the only program we will be offering during the 2020-2021 school year!
NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to offer the travel program during the 2020-2021 school year. However, for future reference, below is the information for our travel program from last school year, which we hope to resume during the 2021-2022 school year.
Attention German Students!
March 30th – April 27th, 2020 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, 2020 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, 2020 are the travel dates for students whose school’s summer vacation begins after our June 14th departure.
Note: Americans will observe anywhere from one week to four weeks of school in Germany depending on their placement and when their host school begins their summer break. Either way, the Americans will collect amazing experiences and learn so much about the language and culture, no matter how many weeks or how limited their time is in the German school.
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.)