Can you imagine hosting a UWC student on two weekends per year? Do you want to gain insights into a foreign culture or experience a new perspective on your own? Become a part of our host family program – we are still looking for host families for the year 2020 – 22!
Of course, the UWC Host-A-Student Program will not remain unaffected by the Corona Pandemic. We are very happy about the numerous host families in Freiburg and the surrounding area, who remain loyal to UWC and our students* even in this crisis. They offer our students the comfort they need in times when travelling home is difficult or impossible. In order to ensure the health and safety of our host families and students, we also have to constantly review our Host-A-Student Program and adapt it to current circumstances and regulations. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


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; 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!

Meeting With Your Guest-Student

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

In German

Infoblatt Besuche.pdf 584kb


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

In German

Infoblatt.pdf 584kb


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



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

Flyer.pdf 1,6mb


Host Family Weekends during the school year 2021/2022

Sat /Sun 16./ 17. October 2021

Sat /Sun, 02./ 03. April 2022

Meet the new students in the afternoon of October 10th 2021.

Questions? Send us an email to

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.

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.


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

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