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Host Families

Year round, we offer our students tailor-made accommodation:

Host Families

Living with a host family means the possibility of cultural exchange and personal enrichment for both sides. The host family is an important contact for you and an addition to your daily lessons, so that you can learn more about the way of life in Germany. Our host families offer a single or double room and you can choose between different boarding types.

Please find below all necessary information about our host families:

 

Categories, Board and Specific Requests

Location of host families: F+U host families are located in various districts and nearby suburbs of Heidelberg. Depending on the category, the distance to/from school varies: 2-30 minutes by public transport in category A, up to a maximum of 50 minutes in category B.

Furnishing: The rooms are equipped with a bed, a wardrobe, a desk and a chair . Each room can be locked and is a non-smoking room.

Boarding types: You have the possibility to book different types of boarding in the host family. You can choose between breakfast, half board, full board (you will receive a packed lunch at lunchtime on school days) or without meals.

Double rooms can only be booked by two students who arrive and depart together and take a course at our school (e.g. friends, couples). The double room has two separate beds or a double bed.

Guarantees: It is possible to book a guarantee for WLAN or the use of the kitchen for a small extra charge. All rooms are non-smoking.

Special features: Please let us know in advance if you have any allergies (e.g. to pets, food, house dust) or special requests (e.g. no pets, no children ...). We are happy to consider your wishes when choosing a host family.

 

Prices Host Families

  • Administration fee: €80
  • Deposit: €150 (for deposit refunds please contact us no later by Wednesday, 16.00)
  • Wi-Fi guarantee; English-speaking host family; full board (breakfast and evening meal with the family, packed lunch): On requestm each with a supplement of 35%
  • Use of kitchen for room only bookings: 20% supplement.
  • You will be advised of the name and address of the host family one week before moving in, and when payment has been successfully processed.

¹Journey time to school (by public transport): The distance to the bus/tram stop is not included; this is usually just a 5-10-minute walk from the
accommodation. Further details are available on request.
² Extra day: Early arrivalbetween 15.00 and 20.00 on Saturday at the host family accommodation or a late departure on Sunday, 12:00 the latest (all extra days must be confirmed by F+U).

 

General Information

Arrival and departure: Arrival is usually on a Sunday and departure on a Saturday. It is possible for the F+U staff or the host family to organise the transfer from the train station or airport. Should the start of your course be delayed, e.g. due to a postponed visa issue, we reserve the right to place you with another host family of the same category. Please inform us and the host family as soon as possible if your arrival is delayed!

Room cleaning: The basic cleaning of the kitchen and bathroom as well as the cleaning of the guest room before arrival or after departure will be done by the host family. However, the students should keep their rooms clean themselves. Cleaning supplies will be provided.

Washing machines: Washing machines are available in each host family. Please ask your host family if you want to use the washing machine. In some families, the students wash their laundry themselves, in others the family does this for the students

Bed linen is provided once, towels are to be brought along!

Bus and train: The host family is the first contact for students to ask about how to get to school and how to buy tickets for public transport. Unfortunately, our school's student ID does not entitle you to purchase a discounted weekly or monthly ticket.

Living together and rules: Please clarify the household procedures with your host family to avoid misunderstandings.Underage students must be at home by midnight at the latest for reasons of youth protection and must not be left alone overnight. Please familiarize yourself with the house rules, They will be send to you 1-2 weeks befoer arrival. They are also availible earlier on request (languages@fuu.de).


 
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