Destinations: Germany

Age: From 14 to 18 Years Old

Language: German

Dates: All year round

Length: 4 or 6 weeks

Price: From 1145 EUR


Live in a German family! The Nacel homestay program offers teenagers opportunities to experience the everyday life of a host family in Germany. This immersion program in Germany proudly represents the foundation of all Nacel language programs, offering the chance for a young person from abroad to improve his/her level of German. Language improvement comes from the constant immersion in a family. The friendship which results from living as a member of a family encourages continued international communication and understanding.

Please note that in Germany, the participant of the German homestay program will attend a local German high school during the program, with the host sister or brother or other children of the neighborhood.


A minimum of one to two years of German language study is requested.

Participants must show that they are mature enough to participate in the German Homestay program that requires:
-Interest in learning about the German culture
-Deep desire to integrate a different family and share actively their everyday life
-Enthusiasm for improving language communication skills
-Willingness to make new friends
-An open and flexible attitude during the homestay in Germany


The student is hosted on a full board basis by a German host family.

German host families are volunteer. This means they are not paid to host the student. They are generally really enthusiastic and offer a warm welcome to the student during his/her homstay program in Germany . They are also eager to make discover their way of life to the student during his/her German immersion , and will want to know about his/her life in his home country.
German host families welcome their exchange student for some weeks with the hope that the experience will lead to friendship. They look forward to sharing not only their language but also their everyday life with someone who is eager to participate. We try as much as possible to match a student with a family who shares the same interests, so you can’t choose your location.

Host families come from many social and economical backgrounds of life and may live in various locations (in a big town, in a small city, in a village or on a farm...). Wherever the student’s host family lives, there will be wonderful things to discover and absorb. Students can be placed anywhere in the country and must accept any location. It is very important for us to match the students with the host family, so this is what will determine the location of the student. Nacel's coordinators select the host families and are available to answer questions and handle any student/host family concerns during the program.

Please note that participants cannot choose a specific area in Germany. Nacel International reserves the possibility to place the student anywhere in the hosting country. The location will mostly depend on the dates chosen.

Students coming in July and August may not be able to attend school at all or full time because of school summer holidays. This applies to other school holidays in Germany (e.g. Autumn, Winter, and Easter holidays). Accurate dates on request (varies based on the school calendar of each Land).

Please indicate your preferred start and end date on your application form.

Prices 2016

Country Program Location Length Ref. Price
Germany German Homestay and High School All across Germany 4 weeks  IMGER 1 145 EUROS
Germany German Homestay and High School All across Germany 6 weeks  IMGER 1 545 EUROS

German Homestay and High School

All across Germany 8 weeks IMGER 1 995 EUROS

Price includes:

- Administration fees
- German Homestay placement on a full board basis
- Host school placement
- Airport pick-up and transfer to the host family on arrival and departure
- Support, assistance and 24 hours emergency phone number during the whole program

Price does not include:

- International airfare
- International Travel insurance
- Visa, passport and medical exam fees
- Extra activities organized by the family, the school or others
- Personal expenses and pocket money
- Medical and Emergency Repatriation Insurance
- Application fees (65 Euros)

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