Exchange students who are looking for an opportunity to discover German everyday life during their stay in Germany can do so through our program “Families for international friendship”. The idea is very simple: families, who are looking for international contacts host international students. The students can participate in family activities such as Sunday lunch or excursions. However, the program comes without any obligations and any activities will be planned with the German families.
Each year, the Studierendenwerk Freiburg is looking for families or households, that would like to invite international students for Christmas to join them for one or more days at home. Many international students would like to spend a typical German Christmas at a family home.
Some families invite their international guests over for a Christmas meal, for a walk or for a church visit, for example in the Freiburger Münster (cathedral). Some families even invite several international students to their house and so turn their Christmas into an international event.
The Studierendenwerks program "Christmas International“ exists since many years. Many families invite international students every year for they, as well as the guests, enjoy this invitation and find it adds to their Christmas.