Consider hosting a German exchange student this summer!
Looking for caring families that would like to develop
international personal relationships with German students
A Note From an American Host Mom...
Our family has hosted several German exchange students and wanted to share this valuable opportunity with your family. Each summer a group of students ages 13-17 years visit the Albuquerque/Rio Rancho area for 3 weeks and are in need of host families. Each student is carefully selected and the German sponsor places students into families based on similar interests of the host family's children and the students'. The main goal of the students visiting the US is to improve their English, do some sightseeing in our area, and experience the American way of life through your family. Ellie Kluge, the German sponsor that accompanies the group to the US, schedules many fieldtrips (Old Town, white-water rafting, Santa Fe, Indian pueblo,White Sands etc.) that your family is welcome to participate or you may send your student with the group. Each student is expected to adapt to the host family's lifestyle and family rules and each student brings their own spending money. The host family is responsible for providing a safe, nurturing environment, room and board, and a willingness to share their American lifestyle.
The benefits you can expect from this experience are to learn about another culture, enjoy fun summer activities with the group, and to develop international relationships. Another wonderful benefit is opening opportunities for a future trip to Europe to visit your German friends! This summer my daughter will be spending 5 weeks in Germany with a student we previously hosted and several other host families have also visited their German friends. In fact, two German students have returned to live with their American families for an entire school year! The benefits of hosting can last a lifetime!
If you have any questions about the opportunity, or are interested in participating as a host family, please call me, Kileen S. at 505-821-2186. You will be partnered with a student and can begin e-mailing them immediately to begin your friendship.
Please consider the opportunity and blessing.
German Exchange Student Host Mom,