Implementing organization staff in Germany work to select host families and place students. We encourage you to express information important to your identity with your American implementing organization as soon as possible, so that our German partners can review this information early in the host family placement process. Information you provide will be used to place you in the most well-suited placement available. We respect your privacy and will share the information provided only as necessary to facilitate your exchange experience.

Once in Germany, all exchange students can expect a period of adjustment as they work to adapt to their new surroundings, using the tools provided during pre-departure preparations. All students are provided with a support network, available throughout the exchange, including a local representative and a national office with emergency contact procedures.