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Host family

Enjoy German hospitality. Find new friends.

The host families are carefully selected by us and offer a personal environment to apply the learned German and to get an insight into the life of the host country.

We know all the guest families personally and with most families we have been working together for many years. New families are carefully examined by our family supervisor on the basis of a catalog of quality criteria. The quality standards of our host families are also part of the certification by IALC.

Of course the families are continually checked: All students are asked to evaluate their host family by means of questionnaires.

The guestfamilies live a maximum of 20 to 30 minutes from dialoge. Included in the accommodation rate are a breakfast and a hot meal per day.


Prices 2021
Homestay incl. half board
Single room Double room
Period A
03.01. - 26.06.2021
22.08. - 18.12.2021
250 €/week * 225 €/week *
Period B
27.06. - 21.08.2021
265 €/week * 240 €/week *

* Vegan, lactose or glutenfree diets: + 25 € per week


FAQ Host family

Day of arrival
The arrival day is always one day before the start of the course, so usually Sunday. Please inform your host family about the exact time of arrival and the chosen means of transport. If you travel by train to Lindau, the family will pick you up from the train station. The families are available from Sunday 3 pm.

Departure day
The departure takes place on Saturday after the course no later than 12.00 noon. Exceptions may be agreed upon request.

Students receive the address of the host family at the latest 2 weeks before the start of the course.


Allergies must be indicated on the application form. We also offer to live in families that take for special needs (for example rooms for dust allergic persons).


Exit - Youth Protection Act
The German Youth Protection Act is valid for young people:

Adolescents under 16 years of age are allowed to leave without supervision until 10 pm.
Young people from 16 to 18 years of age are allowed to leave without supervision until midnight.
If parents want to allow their children to stay out longer, you must give us their written permission / consent.


Distance from school
All families live in the urban area of Lindau and are a maximum of 20-30 minutes located from the school.


Most families have been offering accommodation to our students for many years. They are very familiar with the typical problems and needs. Especially for our younger students, they are a valuable aid at the beginning.


The accommodation type „guest family with half board“ includes daily breakfast and a hot meal per day. We also have vegetarian guest families. The host families take at least 1 out of 2 meals together with the students.


House rules
The students have to stick to to the house rules of the respective family.


Please indicate on your registration form if you are a smoker.


Special wishes
Usually, we can respond to special requests from our students, e.g. Families with / without children, pets, vegetarian ...


The families are accustomed to speak dialect-free German. In double rooms only students with different native languages do live toghether to promote the use of the German language.


Students are allowed to use the telephone only with the permission of the host family.


The host family will pick you up from the train station on the day of arrival if you are informed in advance of the exact arrival time (latest Friday before the start of the course).


Dirty laundry is washed approximately every 1 1/2 weeks.


For accommodation in a double room, we guarantee that only students with different native language are accommodated together.


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