Inbound Programs - Experiment e.V.

Experiment e.V. offers various programs in Germany for participants of all ages.

For those listed below, you can apply directly at Experiment e.V.:

We also offer long-terms programs such as a student exchange program for participants 15 to 18 years old and volunteer service in a non-profit institution in Germany for participants 18 and older. Applications for these programs are only possible through our international partners. Please contact Matthias Lichan (student exchange) or Anna Koch (group service) for further information.

Tailormade Group Programs

Germany provides many opportunities for groups from all over the world to experience in a safe and attractive environment the manifold aspects of this fascinating country.
We can organize programs (from 1-6 weeks) in different areas of Germany including room and board as well as interesting social and cultural activities.For over 85 years Experiment e.V. has organized group programs in Germany for groups from all over the world. Different programs in big as well as small cities across Germany are organized by us every year. Get an idea of our tailormade group programs and please feel free to contact us with your ideas and we will try to make it work and provide your participants with a positive and remarkable experience in our country.

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Homestay for Foreign Students in Germany

Are you a student at a German university or college? Would you like to discover a completely different side of Germany by staying for two weeks with a host family? Then you might be interested in our homestay program for foreign students.

If you are a refugee and you are enrolled in a course at a German university or you study at "Kiron Open Higher Education" you can also apply for the homestay program.

Location of the homestay

The host family placement will be outside of your university city. We cannot consider regional preferences.

Dates

Participation in the program is possible year-round for 9 to 14 days.

Please feel free to contact us if you want to arrange individual dates.

Program Fee

The program fee is 40 Euros. Except this fee you only have to cover your personal expenses during the two weeks. All other costs including the transportation to the host family will be paid by Experiment e.V. with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the foundation Mercator.

Application

You should apply at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the homestay. The application form can be found in our application system. First you need to register there and then you need to choose the program "Familienaufenthalt" (for students) or "Familienaufenthalt für geflüchtete Studierende" (for refugee students).

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Individual Homestay

Requirements

  • The minimum age is 16.
  • Participants should be able to communicate in German or English.
  • Couples can be accommodated upon request

Location of the homestay

Participants may express regional preferences, which we then try to consider. However, we cannot guarantee a certain location.

Dates

Participants can choose the dates for their homestay. The duration of the homestay can vary between 1 and 3 weeks.

Program Fee

Program fees include expenses for accommodation and food in a host family, support both from a local coordinator and from the head office of Experiment e. V. in Bonn. All expenses for transport, leisure time activities and mobile services, as phone fees for calls, texts or internet, are not included in the rate.

1 week: 345 Euro

2 weeks: 450 Euro

3 weeks: 535 Euro

Application

The application deadline is eight weeks prior to the start of the homestay. You can find the application form here or please contact Miriam Mentel.

 

Host family stay with a short term school visit

Students are eligible to combine a host family stay with a short term school visit. The participants must be between 14 and 18 years old and will stay during the one to three week long program at a host family. At the same time they will have to visit a German school (grammar school, integrated school or secondary school) Monday throughout Friday in Northrhine-Westphalia.

Target dates

Regularly a host family stay will be for the duration of one to three weeks. If asked for, students may be able to apply for longer host family stays.

Possible dates for the year 2018:

In between September 8th and October 13th

In between November 3rd and December 16th

Places

A selection of the placement is not possible, host families live mostly in Northrhine-Westphalia.

Fees

Program fees include expenses for accommodation and meals in a host family, support both from a local coordinator and from the head office of Experiment e. V. in Bonn and an insurance bundle. The expenses for the transport to and from either airport Cologne or Düsseldorf will be taking care of, though the transport costs from the home country to and from either Cologne or Düsseldorf airport are not included. All expenses for leisure time activities and mobile services, as phone fees for calls, texts or internet, are not included in the rate.

1 week: 740 Euro

2 weeks: 860 Euro

3 weeks: 960 Euro

Application

Applications are due 8 weeks prior to the wished beginning of the host family stay. Upon request you will receive the application form.

 

Language Courses

Language Courses for adults

We offer for adults above 17 years of age language courses in Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg and Munich. Participants will live for the duration of the language course with a host family. The course length can be chosen from one up to forty-eight weeks. Applications are possible throughout the whole year. Participants can pick between three types of courses:

Standard Course: 20 lesson units per week / 1 lesson unit = 45 minutes

Intensive Course: 24 lesson units per week / 1 lesson unit = 45 minutes

Premium Course: 28 lesson units per week / 1 lesson unit = 45 minutes

Fees

Program fees include expenses for the chosen language course, accommodation and half board in a host family, support both from a local coordinator and from the head office of Experiment e. V. in Bonn and an insurance bundle. The expenses the transport costs from the home country to and from the place of the language course are not included. All expenses for leisure time activities and mobile services, as phone fees for calls, texts or internet, are not included in the rate.

Standard Course (20 lesson units per week)

1 Week: 790 Euro

2 Weeks: 1.200 Euro

3 Weeks: 1.615 Euro

4 Weeks: 2.030 Euro

Intensive Course (24 lesson units per week)

1 Week: 840 Euro

2 Weeks: 1.280 Euro

3 Weeks: 1.720 Euro

4 Weeks: 2.170 Euro

Premium Course (28 lesson units per week)

1 Week: 890 Euro

2 Weeks: 1.405 Euro

3 Weeks: 1.915 Euro

4 Weeks: 2.430 Euro

Application

Applications are due 8 weeks prior to the wished beginning of the Language Course. Upon request you will receive the application form.

 

Language Courses for youths

We offer Language Courses for youths, in Augsburg during the summer. Participants can be between 14 and 17 years old and will live for the duration of the program with a host family. The Standard Course, persisting of 20 lesson units per week, will be Monday throughout Friday in the morning hours. The Language School will also be offering an afternoon program on four day of the week. On weekends will be excursions to the surrounding area. The course length can be chosen between two and six weeks. If asked for, students may be able to apply for longer stays.

Target dates

Courses will be during the summer between June 10th and August 25th. They always start on a Sunday.

Fees

Program fees include expenses for a grading test, the chosen Language Course and study material, a Language Course certificate, accommodation and meals in a host family, four leisure activities per week and an excursion tour on the weekend, support both from a local coordinator and from the head office of Experiment e. V. in Bonn and an insurance bundle. All expenses for transfer to and from Augsburg main station and the home country, leisure time activities and mobile services, as phone fees for calls, texts or internet, are not included in the rate.

Per week in a double room: 780 Euro

Per week in a single room: 855 Euro

Application

Applications are due 8 weeks prior to the wished beginning of the Language Course. Upon request you will receive the application form.