Summer Homestay Immersion in Germany

Spend your summer discovering German culture as part of a German family on our Summer Immersion in Germany Program. Start your day with a Nutella-centric breakfast, bike through the countryside, and experience Germany’s unique blend of tradition and modernity with your new friends. For this program, our partners in Germany choose host families who either have teens at home or who can introduce you to people your age in the extended family or neighborhood.

2018 Dates and Prices

Dates: Choose your summer dates between June 9 and July 8 and stay for 3 or 4 weeks!
Price: $2,150* for 3 or 4 weeks (Airfare not included)
Deadline to apply: February 15th, 2018

Includes an individual host family placement, meals, pre-departure orientation materials, ground transportation, ongoing support, and comprehensive medical and accident insurance.

*We reserve the right to adjust program prices if there is a major change in the currency exchange rate. In this case, applicants may cancel and receive a full refund.

Program Structure

You will be met at the airport by a local coordinator and escorted to your host family. You will have the unique opportunity to shadow a host sibling for the final weeks of the school year at their high school, as well as eat, sleep, and play like the Germans do. Enjoy! Throughout your stay, you will have the support of the local coordinator.

Prerequisites

If you're between the ages of 14-17 and have studied German for at least one year, have a strong desire to put your language skills into action, and feel ready to dive into a different lifestyle and culture, this program is for you! You won’t spend a lot of time with other American students, and you should not expect to do a lot of traveling, but you will get an unforgettable glimpse into life as a German teen.

All ANDEO homestay immersion programs include:

A homestay with a local host family who is looking forward to including you in their day-to-day life. You will get the most out of an immersion program if you are engaged, curious, and open to all the family activities.

Opportunities to meet local teens, either in your home or in the extended family or neighborhood, who are eager to spend time with you and and share cultures.

Support from the local coordinator who will be available throughout your stay to help you make the most of your homestay experience

Orientation materials with information about your host country and practical advice on how to get ready for your cross-cultural adventure

ANDEO staff support for you and your parents throughout the application process, in your preparation, and during your stay abroad

Comprehensive medical and accident insurance

Feedback

"This is a beautiful part of the world and it has been an honor and a pleasure to spend these past 2 weeks here. Our students were awesome, as were our hosts. I pray that this experience brought new understanding, new relationships and made the world a little bit smaller for everyone involved. Auf Wiedersehen!" ~Andrew Kuffner, Principal of La Salle Catholic College Prep