Tips for Foreign Exchange Students in Germany

Tips for foreign exchange students in Germany Students going on exchange to Germany have many things to look forward to. On the whole, Germans are friendly, open-minded and surprisingly funny. Germany itself is a land of great diversity, with landscapes including alpine high country, deeply-wooded forests, and picturesque valleys (such as the famous Rhine Valley). … Read moreTips for Foreign Exchange Students in Germany

Solving the “wanting to go home” problem

(Note from Matt: This is a lightly-edited excerpt from the forthcoming book “How to have a Successful High-School Exchange”, which will be available for purchase from ExchangeStudentTips.com later in 2019) The “wanting to go home” problem is a kind of evolution of the “homesickness” problem. Being homesick is one thing. Taking the next step and … Read moreSolving the “wanting to go home” problem

Practice makes perfect: 29 practice exchange student interview questions and answers

Since I wrote it in late 2016, my article giving advice on student exchange interviews has become the most popular page on this website. At the time of writing this article, about 200 people per week – roughly 10,000 per year – are logging on to get my advice on how to outperform the competition … Read morePractice makes perfect: 29 practice exchange student interview questions and answers

Learning a new language: seven inside tips to get you there faster

I want you to learn the language of your host country well – really well – for one very important reason: If you speak the language of your host country well, your time on exchange will be much more successful, enjoyable, and easy. You’ll be more outgoing. You’ll fit in better with your classmates and host family. … Read moreLearning a new language: seven inside tips to get you there faster