Host Family Program
Can you imagine hosting a UWC student on two weekends per year? Do you want to gain insight into a foreign culture or experience new perspectives? Join our host family program: We are always looking for additional families to expand our host family network!
As Host Family:
- you get to know ‘your’ student during the October get-to-know afternoon at the College (for new students joining in August 2022)
- you host a student on two dedicated weekends per year (dates to the right). In case you already have plans on one of them, please still apply, and we will find a solution.
- you are free to arrange additional meetings and outings with your host student; as you see fit and as works for you / your family!
Host Family Weekends 2022/2023
Sat /Sun October 20th/ 23rd, 2022
Sat /Sun, October 25th/ 26th 2023
Get-to-know your student afternoon
(Incoming students 22/24)
Sun October 16th 2022
Questions? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a host family!
Are you interested in joining the program? Send us the filled out application form (Anmeldebogen). We look forward to welcoming you in our host family network!
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.
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!