Hear from our past Teachers and Students
“I made a best friend doing this!”
“I feel as if Ronja, my student, and I became sisters while she was here. I love this program!”
San Diego, CA
“Lisa Marie was awesome! She and our Lisa were like siblings, we hope to participate again with our youngest daughter in about 5 years!”
“We are still in contact with Melina and her family! We would love to have her come back next year! Best friends forever! Thanks to you and this program.”
“Very organized! Outstanding! We love Victoria like our 4th daughter.”
Yorba Linda, CA
“I wanted to thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to the Friendship Connection. Madison has returned from Germany with more confidence, academic motivation, friendships, and memories that will carry with her for a lifetime! Such a wonderful and affordable opportunity that gives so much to young minds! Thank you Friendship Connection…”
“I love this program – it is easy for an American German teacher to arrange and participate, keep up the good work!”
Georgia, German Teacher
It was a super-smooth and positive experience all around – at school, with the host families and the exchange students alike!
Michele, German Teacher
You guys are amazing! The matches are soooo perfect! Even if I wonder about a student who is in some way ‘special,’ you find the same ‘special’ person on the other side! Great matches, I really don’t know how you get it so right every time!
Melanie, German Teacher
San Diego, CA
I am an alumnus of the program myself! It’s been quite a while (Summer 1998), but it was an absolutely wonderful experience. I am still in contact with my host family; I see them in Germany whenever I am there. And, obviously, I ended up teaching the language and literature — which I don’t think would have happened if I didn’t spend that summer in Hessen. Thanks to you and your father for the wonderful work you do!
Todd, Assistant Professor of German
Knox College, IL