HOST-A-STUDENT PROGRAM

 

Are you interested in learning about new cultures and perspectives? Can you imagine inviting a UWC student into your home on two weekends per year? Then consider joining our host-a-student program.

 THE STEPS

Are you interested in being part of the host family program? You can start the process by completing the questionnaire for new host families and sending this to gastfamilie.uwcrbc@gmail.com; you will hear back from our team within several days. The questionnaire is designed to help us match our new students with prospective guest families, based on interests, preferences and personality. Contact us for questions and more!

INFORMATION

We’ve collected important information in our host-a-student Q&A.

In German

Infoblatt.pdf 584kb

QUESTIONNAIRE

What is important to us as a couple or family? Fill in this questionnaire and tell us more about yourselves so that our team can find the right student for you.

In German

Questionnaire.doc 88kb

FLYER

Maybe you know someone who is potentially interested in the host family program? Forward our program flyer.
in German

Flyer.pdf 1,6mb

DATES

Host Family Weekends during the school year 2020/21

November 14/15 2020
March 20/21 2021

Meet the new students in the afternoon of October 18th 2020.

Questions? Send us an email to gastfamilie.uwcrbc@gmail.com

It is always so nice to leave the UWC ‘bubble’ and be welcomed with open arms by a family that takes you in like one of their children. The host family experience has allowed me to get in touch with the German culture, explore the beautiful surroundings of Freiburg, and have yet another place I could call home.

Yohan
Kenia
Student (2016-18)

Hosting a UWC student and spending a weekend together can have many facets: here is a student from the first generation hiking with her host family.

Two weekends per year

The host family program is an important part of our students’ life at UWC Robert Bosch College. Families from Freiburg and the surrounding areas are paired with a student and host this student on two weekends per year (or more often if wanted). The host family gets to know the student and their background and culture while the student experiences German life outside the College. Host families are also invited to attend and participate in College events, such as concerts, theater performances, art exhibitions or seasonal festivals, which take place throughout the year. These offer a great opportunity to further interact with the College community and to get to know UWC. The host family program is coordinated by a team of volunteers, most of them UWC alumni themselves, who have experienced first-hand the value of having a local ‘home away from home’. Each October, the team organizes an afternoon for students and families to get to know another prior to the first host family weelend as well as an evening for host families to share experiences and feedback at the end of the year.

"A TEMPORARY FAMILY MEMBER"

For those still in doubt and speaking German, here is an article that was published in the local newspaper Badische Zeitung and which reports about former student Biruk and the friendship that has developed between him and his host family. Enjoy reading!

Die erste Generation UWC-Schüler verlässt Freiburg: Abschied vom Familienmitglied auf Zeit (veröffentlicht am Do, 10. März 2016 auf badische-zeitung.de)

Anett Vonglatsamy berichtet über ihre Erfahrungen mit dem Gastfamilienprogramm des UWC Robert Bosch Colleges (veröffentlicht am Fr, 14. September 2018 auf badische-zeitung.de)

NEWS

12. May 2020
Corona-Update

In a nutshell: School re-opens on May 4th: UWC Robert Bosch College has re-opened its school section on May 4th following a government decision from April 15th. After careful preparation and planning, we have brought back our off-campus teaching staff …

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11. May 2020
School garden on Landesschau TV

Watch this beautiful 4.30-minute film clip about community gardening in our Klostergarten, during the past weeks. For SWR Landesschau aktuell Baden-Württemberg, Henning Winter created this film as part of a series on gardens state-wide, and captured gardener Eva’s return to …

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DATES

School Calendar

  • Students leave 2020-06-09
  • All students arrive on Campus 2020-08-22 at 08:00 – 16:00
  • College opening 2020-08-23 at 08:00 – 09:00
  • Y1 students meet their Host Families 2020-10-18 at 14:30 – 16:30
  • Programme closes at 21:00 for Fall Break 2020-10-23 at 21:00 – 21:00
  • Fall break 2020-10-24 – 2020-11-01

Public Events

  • Bauerngartenroute: Offener Gartennachmittag/ Open Day in the Garden 2020-06-26 at 14:00 – 17:00 UWC Klostergarten
  • Kultur in der Kartause | Sommerlesung mit Gottfried Haufe 2020-07-04 at 19:00 – 22:00
  • Bauerngartenroute: Offener Gartennachmittag/ Open Day in the Garden 2020-07-31 at 14:00 – 17:00 UWC Klostergarten
  • Tomatenfest 2020-08-08 at 14:00 – 17:00 Freiburg vor dem Stadttheater http://www.prospecierara.de/de/veranstaltungen/detail/tomatentauschboerse17
  • Bauerngartenroute: Offener Gartennachmittag / Open Day in the Garden 2020-08-28 at 14:00 – 17:00 UWC Klostergarten
  • Führung |"Lost places": die Kartause früher und heute (mit VistaTours) 2020-09-17 at 18:00 – 20:30 Treffpunkt Alter Meierhof