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Being A Foreign Exchange Student

Post by nj100688 » Wed Nov 05, 2003 6:46 pm

I'm thinking about being a foreign exchange student in Germany hopefully and i was wondering if anyone's ever been an exchange student. I was wondering what is it like and how what did you do to become one and any info would be good thanks.
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Re: Being A Foreign Exchange Student

Post by SirPostAlot » Wed Nov 05, 2003 8:52 pm

i have never been a foreign exchange student...but i soo wish i could be one!!



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Post by CuteLilChk » Thu Nov 06, 2003 4:59 pm

i've been interested in doing that for a long time. talk to your school counselor and they will be able to hook you up with some information.
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Post by Jaegermeister » Sat Nov 22, 2003 3:57 am

I have a friend who went on the Congress-Bundestag Scholarship, and she said she had a great time with that.



Some other organizations I found (though I know nothing of their credibility) are:

American Intercultural Student Exchange Program

Two Worlds United

and BCHLA



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Post by flavaoftheweak » Sat Nov 22, 2003 1:18 pm

ah that would be so fun! jaegermeister gave some great sites. ill also look into it more for you!
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Post by Soul » Sat Nov 22, 2003 1:46 pm

We have the chance to go to Germany also at my school...



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Post by falling » Sat Nov 22, 2003 5:41 pm

do you mean where you stay with a german family? i did a french exchange and hated it, but my sister 4 and loved them, so i guess it depends on the family you're staying with.....but if that wasn't what you meant, please ignore me lol!
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Post by Jaegermeister » Mon Nov 24, 2003 6:02 pm

Yes, keep in mind that not everyone will have a good experience, but MOST DO! And most programs that you would go on have contingency plans if something is wrong with the family, or you just don't get along with them at all, or things like that. For the most part these programs will work with you to find a suitable family.



That said, I have done programs in the past. I did one twice (2 different years) through my school which set me up with a family for about a month. I have made great friends over there and still talk to them. I am planning a year in Munich Germany through another college which will have me living in Munich on my own in an apartment with other Americans. Then the summer after that (2005) I plan on taking about a month and a half in Besan?on France which will have me staying with a French family, since my French SUCKS. Oh well, that's why I'm going there... to improve it!



Doing a foreign exchange program is a wonderful way to broaden your horizons, make new friends, and improve foreign language skills. I highly reccomend it for a lot of people! There are also lots of scholarships offered through the program usually, so money shouldn't be too much of an issue.



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Re: Being A Foreign Exchange Student

Post by Paris In Flames » Fri Nov 28, 2003 12:39 am

Hey,



My family has hosted foreign exchange students for years. They come through certain programs, and then are placed in our home.



From what I've heard, every place not in the US that hosts students are like the TOP 10% of wealth from their country, so you might be in luck. I've heard that students even stay in castles.



Go talk to your counselor..they'll know what to do.



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Re: Being A Foreign Exchange Student

Post by nj100688 » Fri Nov 28, 2003 3:58 am

Thanks for your help everyone! I heard at my school you have to have passed German 3 to be able to do the exchange program and I'm currently only in German 2 so it'll be about two years before I'll be able to I guess and I can't wait.
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Re: Being A Foreign Exchange Student

Post by MMTSurfer » Fri Nov 28, 2003 10:33 am

i did a foreign exchange in Japan it might be a little different in Germany because there are lots of qanti american hostilities i heard they beat and rape american girls there is probably some sort of protection if you are with an exchange but anyways i had fun in japan its great to travel and such

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Re: Being A Foreign Exchange Student

Post by NunchakuSteve » Sat Nov 29, 2003 8:52 am

Whoa...not cool, so you think if I go to japan, you'd think guys there would try to beat me up?

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Re: Being A Foreign Exchange Student

Post by Illusions » Sat Nov 29, 2003 2:33 pm

Once I set my heart on something, I just won?t quit until I get it.

Even if it starts looking like the wrong thing to go after, you know?

I don?t stop to question it; I just go for it, figuring once I?ve got it, I?ll worry about the rest.

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