A home away from home
The host family program is an important part of life at UWC Robert Bosch College: On at least two weekends per year, families from Freiburg or the surrounding region take in one or several students, who get to experience “family life” in its many diverse ways for two days. The program is run and coordinated by a dedicated group of UWC Alumni and volunteers, all of whom have made positive experiences with host family programs during their UWC time. In addition to the weekends, the team organizes an afternoon for families and students to get to know each other. Host parents are also invited to participate in a range of activities at the College, like concerts, theater performances or seasonal festivals. For both students and Freiburg locals, the program is a unique opportunity to learn from one another and to experience traditions from all over the world. In many cases, the exchange has led to life-long friendships. You can read about one of these in an article by Freiburg’s newspaper Badische Zeitung. Reporter Anja Bochtler has accompanied student Biruk to a surprise party his host family had thrown for him – as a an early farewell to the soon graduating second-year.
Documents and further information on the program:
- Students meet host families: October 15
- Host Family Weekend: October 21/22
- Host Family Weekend: April 14/15