Summer in Germany

Live with a German host family as you practice German and experience local life. Travel between June 1 and July 13 and stay 3 or 4 weeks.

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. You will also have the opportunity to attend school with your German host sibling. 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.

Trip Details

Type

Homestay immersion

Travel

Independent travel. You will be met at the airport when you arrive.

Price (airfare not included)

$2,350 for 3 or 4 weeks*

Dates

Choose your summer dates between June 1 and July 13th and stay for 3 or 4 weeks!

Deadline to apply

February 15th, 2019

Eligible for Scholarship?

Yes! Find out more about the ANDEO Summer Abroad Scholarship

*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.

Included

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.

PREREQUISITES

Age: 14-17

Language: 1 year

Teacher Recommendation: Yes

If you have a strong desire to put your language skills into action, and feel ready to dive into a different lifestyle and culture, then 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.

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.

Why Travel with ANDEO?

We love homestays! We have specialized in homestay travel since 1981. We truly believe that the best way to experience another culture and improve your language skills is by sharing everyday life with a welcoming host family.

We have first-hand experience traveling and living with host families. Our staff members have all lived with host families abroad and understand the joys and challenges of homestays. We are ready to support you in your cross-cultural adventure.

ANDEO staff members have personally visited each of our partner schools and organizations, and we work directly with these partners to coordinate each program.

You will never be a number. Our programs are small and our service is personal. Even though we have worked with thousands of students, we are proud of the personalized service and strong support we give our participants (and their parents, too!).

Established in 1981, our mission is to promote cross-cultural understanding and friendship through homestays and educational programs.