For Foreign Visitors Foreign Students in Germany

Every year German families open their homes and hearts to host foreign students for two weeks. For the guests as well as for the families this intercultural exchange is a valuable and enriching experience.

Homestay for foreign students

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.

Homestay for refugees that study in Germany

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.


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.


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" or "Familienaufenthalt für geflüchtete Studierende".