One of our newest program is the German Immersion Inbound program, featuring 14 to 17 year old German students with English levels from intermediate to advance. The students are immersed in a local high school for 3 weeks starting either around the end of March or the beginning of October, and will visit tourist locations in host and neighboring cities. Similar to the Summer Homestay program, all students are single placed with volunteer host families with children. At the end of the program, students are awarded with a certificate of program completion at the farewell party. Prior to hosting, all volunteer families are required to complete the Host Family Application process, which includes being screened and vetted by one of our Host Family Recruiters. Host Families are responsible for providing three meals per day, the student’s own bed, transportation to and from the school (if needed, carpool can be arranged), and love and guidance. Similar to most of our summer programs, single and double placements are allowed. In case of any emergencies, NISE staff are readily available to support the program 24/7.
“Thank you for giving me the opportunity of studying in America it was a really good experience, one I won’t forget.” –2018 Florida Student
“We no longer have children living at home, so this was like staying with surrogate grandparents. Jonathan was always polite, punctual and cooperative, and ate whatever we served.” – Clay & Louise, 2018 Albuquerque Host Family
“Our family loved hosting a German student. While she was here, our daughter grew closer to friends at school she didn’t hang out with until they both had exchange students. Our exchange student said the same about her friends…this was a life changing experience.” –Jim & Nikki, 2016 Salem, OR Host Family
“When you watch the student think in English, it is amazing how well they can express themselves.” – John and Andrea, 2015 State College Host Family
“[She was] helpful, interacted with kids, family, spoke great English and so communicative. FUN!” – Brad and Kathy, 2015 Vancouver Host Family
“It was an awesome experience!” — Kathleen, 2015 Woodland Host Mother
“It was beneficial for us to learn about another culture… we hope to spend time with her and possibly her family again.” – Chris and Marla, 2015 Turner Host Family