Was ist ISE?• Intercultural Student Experiences, a nonprofit educational organization since 1972• Strong emphasis on language and cultural immersion• Mission: To inspire and educate students of the world through experiential learning across cultures.
Warum ISE?• 40 years of experience and knowledgeable staff• 24-hour on-call emergency phone while group is abroad• Health and trip cancellation insurance coverage• ISE Student Code of Conduct• Financial aid• Classroom preparatory study materials
Unsere Vorbereitungen• As a group we’ll get familiar with Germany and the places we’ll visit: • Classroom discussions • Learn about culture, customs, traditions with assistance from ISE Beyond the Classroom Wiki • Internet research for trip• Seek out additional opportunities to practice German
Was machen wir in Deutschland?• Visit the capital city of Berlin• See the city of Munich• Explore the medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber• Experience the German Alps
Warum mit einer deutschen Familie wohnen?• To fulfill ISE’s commitment to offer studentscultural immersion opportunities abroad• Opportunity for students to observe and partakein daily life in Germany
Das Leben in Deutschland• German host families live in both urban and rural areas• ISE students visiting Germany will likely have the opportunity to attend school with a host sibling• German families typically eat fresh bread or crusty rolls with cheese, cold cuts and jam for breakfast, sometimes accompanied by a soft-boiled egg• In German Gymnasien, the students usually stay in one classroom, and the teachers come to them• Popcorn in German movie theaters is sugared, not salted
Mehr über das Leben in Deutschland•Germans often have apair of Hausschuhe thatare worn only in the home• Germans close thebathroom door when it isnot in use•Germans typically don’tdrink tap water, but buybottled water, usually withKohlensäure (carbonation)
Wie werden die Gastfamilien gewählt?• ISE Family Stay Coordinators are current or retired English teachers or individuals connected to community organizations including local churches and youth groups• Host families chosen by ISE Family Stay Coordinators • Must pass phone or in-person interview • Home visits may occur prior to acceptance
Mehr über den Familienaufenthalt• Are expected to provide room, board, and genuine cultural experience for student• ISE traveler might share a room with a host sibling of the same gender, but is required to have his/her own bed
Reiseinfos• Program travel dates• Approximate price • *Fuel surcharges now included in price • Add-on’s • Trip inclusions and exclusions
Gesundheits- und Unfallsversicherung•Included in program price•$50,000 maximumcoverage•Coverage details availableon ISE website
Reiseversicherung • Included in price • Valid for cancellation due to medical issues affecting participants or immediate family • $1,000 max coverage
Zahlungsplan FrühlingsprogrammeSpring Programs Early Bird registration deadline: June 15 Final registration deadline: October 1June 15 (Early Bird) $500October 1 (final) Due with program applicationNovember 1 $800December 1 $800January 15 Balance
Zahlungsplan Sommerprogramme Early Bird registration deadline: June 15Summer Programs Final registration deadline: October 15June 15 (Early Bird) $500October 15 (final) Due with program applicationNovember 15 $1000January 15 $1000March 15 Balance
Finanzplanung• Consider financial aid & fundraising• ISE Early Bird Discount: save $200• Participate in ISE’s US Hosting Program and receive a discount on your own ISE trip
Finanzielle Unterstützung • ISE provides need- based financial aid • Financial Aid Grant Calculator and Application on website
Wie melden wir uns an?• Student Application• Code of Conduct signed by participant & parent/guardian• Family Stay Application in German• $500 deposit check• Save $200 with Early Bird sign-up by June 15th• Send “Dear Host Family” letters and photos by fall enrollment deadline• Don’t forget to apply for your passport!
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Übersicht von wichtigen Infos• ISE’s German program provides language and cultural immersion in a real life setting• ISE’s valuable family stay experience cannot be obtained through a tour only program• ISE’s Early Bird sign up allows you to save $200 and plenty of time to fundraise, submit your application and deposit by June 15 to ensure your Early Bird discount! Wir sehen uns bald in Deutschland!