A guide for students and parents to a successful year in North America. A year in the United States or Canada – this is a dream of many young people. In addition to profound English knowledge, such a stay promises a lot of new experiences and experiences, new friends, a broadening of horizons and a good deal of maturity. Many parents fully support this, but sheer despair at the impenetrable jungle, which consists largely of advertising brochures of various organizations. Is everything actually so pink? Actually such a stay can be perceived quite differently, because the new House is a giant caravan (not uncommon in the United States), unforeseen costs threaten to blow up the family budget at home, and the host family is what you are doing and when you get terrific as the devil, and drags the student Sunday in the Church. While young people in this country from the parental home cutting and are self-employed, break is so often for the first time in America. The control can be uncomfortable. Defect oPVs must be going almost everywhere students; the host parents are always up to date.
Anyway so one year in a foreign land, far away from her own family and friends, fear can make. So many students, some student, broke off their stay from homesickness after a short time. A good preparation is everything. She can take fears and ensure a successful exchange. This manual provides this support.
The author, whose Tochter a year in Wisconsin spent, can take part the reader in the preparations; important documents such as the health certificate or letter to the parents, etc. reported by the bureaucratic errands, the choice of the Organization, the selection interview, financing options and possibly to ergatternden scholarships, BAfoG, language tests, medical examinations, hidden costs and many other formalities. Through the checklist, letter examples, overviews of all necessary documents, useful addresses and tips and tricks, nothing can anyway, when applying much go wrong.