EIL Programs for German Participants

HomestaysParticipants (minimum age 14, no maximum age) can take part in short-term homestays in over 20 countries as part of the Individual Homestay Program. The particpants stay with host families and experience local family life first hand. There are possibilites to add language trainings or other cultural activites depending on the host country.

EIL Programs for German ParticipantsFor more than four years our scholarship program “Kulturentdecker” for groups from underprivileged areas has given youngsters between 14 and 16 the possibilty to gain intercultural experiences abroad. Other group programs can be organized to many countries worldwide and can be customized according to individual requests.

High School AbroadStudents (minimum age 14, maximum age 18) have the opportunity to participate in our High School Abroad Program in 22 countries worldwide. Traditionally the students stay for one year in a host family and visit the local high school. Shorter programs are also possible. Our own scholarships, programs like the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) to the US and cooperations with foundations enable students to take part in our programs regardless of their financial resources.


Volunteer Service Programs are offered in over 25 countries and on 5 different continents. Starting from four weeks and up to 12 months, the participants can volunteer in social, educational, ecological and health related projects. Participants either stay with host families or in accommodations at the projects themselves.

Certain projects are also accredited for “weltwärts” – the development volunteers service program funded by the German Ministery of Economic Cooperation and Development.

As a sending organization for the European Voluntary Service (EVS), participants can also volunteer and work in a non-profit project in European countries (from 18 to 30 years of age) funded by the European Commission.

Customized GroupsWith numerous partners worldwide, customized groups for teens, adults or seniors, can be organized according to your interest and needs. Please contact us and we will be able to offer you a program abroad that each particpant will like.

Demi-Pair ProgramDemi-Pair Program: A combination of child care and language courses in Australia, Canada, China, Ecuador, Ireland and New Zealand (from 18 years of age).