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Host family Swiss Germany for Nyon Gymnase boy aged 16

My son is doing the bilingual stream at Nyon gymnase next year and we have to organise a short stay for 10 weeks in a swiss german canton so he can go to a local gymnase. We have to organise everything ourselves though. We wonder whether anyone would know how we can get this organised / be interested in hosting him for 10 weeks from April to end of June 2020? We are looking for a family where he could mingle with the children (ideally children going to the local gymnase and a swiss german or german speaking family) and maybe spend time with the family at weekend/ share family meals preferably full board so he doesnt have to cook. He is 16 and will be 17 in May. Any help or advice is appreciated.

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Re: Host family Swiss Germany for Nyon Gymnase boy aged 16

Maybe contacting schools would be the easiest way?

Schools would have to agree to take him I assume, so maybe contact the schools about this and then maybe they can put you in touch with families of kids in his year that would be willing to host him? Maybe if they do a similar thing you can do the same in return.
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Re: Host family Swiss Germany for Nyon Gymnase boy aged 16

If this is a usual part of your son's school's programme, perhaps other parents could tell you how they go about finding the right match. Or perhaps teachers could put you in touch with parents of older children who have already completed this module.

It seems very strange, to me, that the school should tell you "We have to organise everything ourselves though" but not give you any information at all about how this is usually done. You won't be the first, nor the last, family who doesn't just conveniently happen to know the right family to whom to send your child.
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Re: Host family Swiss Germany for Nyon Gymnase boy aged 16

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Re: Host family Swiss Germany for Nyon Gymnase boy aged 16

Thanks, the school have said that finding the host family is the hardest part and all gymnases would accept him so I assume this is the case. They also said that for the kids doing the Italian and English bilingual they do the leg work of finding a host family but not for the German bilingual stream.
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Re: Host family Swiss Germany for Nyon Gymnase boy aged 16

Thanks Swisscanmom. Have responded
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