According to the Facts about Germany website, a service of FAZIT Communication GmbH and the German Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, approximately 19 million Germans have a migratory background. That’s more than 1 in 5 people! Germany is a well-developed country with a high standard of freedom of expression, ranking fourth on the United Nations’ 2016 Human Development Index (HDI) amongst 188 countries. Find additional up-to-date statistics, facts, and information about Germany on the Facts about Germany website.

Safety is our top priority and program implementers adhere carefully to policies and best-practices that promote the well-being of the participant and their host family. Prior to arriving at their host families, all participants attend orientation sessions, including information about travel safety, cultural and social norms, and daily health and safety matters. In Germany, program implementers provide each participant with guidance and support from both a local implementing organization representative and a national office with emergency contact procedures.