Papers from Moving Beyond Mobility Conference, Berlin 2008
Experiences and Coping Strategies of Host Families in International Youth Exchange
Chemnitz University of Techonology, Germany
Vienna University of Economics and Business
Between 2006-2007 twenty narrative interviews were conducted with German host parents concerning their experiences with the one-year stay of a guest student in their family. The study was executed as a one-year students’ research project as part of the research-oriented MA course “Intercultural Communication – Intercultural Competence” at Chemnitz University of Technology.