Christmas Host Family Program

Celebrating christmas together

During the winter semester we would like to give international students and doctoral candidates the opportunity to experience German culture outside of campus life.

Therefore we are looking for open-minded hosts who are happy to share their christmas experience with an international student or doctoral candidate.

Everybody is welcome to become a host! No matter whether you are a family, a single person or a couple. We are looking for hosts who are interested in common activities and in sharing their German christmas tradition.

Hosts can invite students for their christmas celebrationon the 24th of December or for the celebrations on the 25th or 26th of December. With this program we would like to offer internationals not only the possibility to get an impression of the most important holiday in Germany, but also a chance to spend christmas in good company instead of alone and far away from their own families.

Here you can find a short report of the experience that one host family had last year.

Please note the current rules issued by the state for private meetings (only in German) this year. We recommend applying the 3-G-rule (fully vaccinated, recovered within the last 6 months or tested within the last 24 hours) at the meeting.

Questionnaire for students

Please fill in the questionnaire for students
The application deadline is 20th of November 2021.

Questionnaire for host families

We are searching for host families. Please fill in the questionnaire for host families

The deadline for an application as host family is the 27th of November 2021.

General information and contact

We will read the questionnaires and try to match the interested students and hosts as good as possible. In order to do so please fill in the whole questionnaire and give us as many information as possible.

We will inform the hosts about their guests for christmas at the beginning of december and they will get in contact with the internationals afterwards.

If you have further questions feel free to contact at International Center:

Jan Bensien/Catharina Koock
International Center
Westring 400
Tel.: 0431-880-3716


Pictures of 2017:

impressions 2017

impressions 2017

imperssions 2017