Auguste is a 16-year-old who traveled with World is a Village to Munich, Germany for two weeks. Through this homestay program, Auguste was able to truly discover the Bavarian culture, and try Bavarian customs such as a traditional breakfast or folk dances. He improved his German and is now top of his class!

Interview conducted by Josephine Terrien, content manager at World is a Village
Interviewee: Auguste, globetrotter

Welcome, Auguste! So great to see you and be able to get your opinion on World is a Village!

Auguste: Thanks for having me, I had such an amazing time during my trip, I am more than happy to share my experience with others!

How Auguste experienced homestay in Germany

Awesome! So, let’s get started. Could you introduce yourself?

Auguste: Sure thing! So I’m Auguste, I’m 16-years-old and I live in the outskirts of Paris. I traveled with World is a Village to Munich, Germany for two weeks and it was one of the best experiences of my life!

We went biking around the Englisher Garten and that was really cool. The weather was amazing that day

How did you discover World is a Village?

Auguste: My family discovered World is a Village through my dad’s alumni association (Dauphine Alumni). My sister was the first one to use the World is a Village homestay program, she came back so happy that I told myself I had to try it out too!

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Sharing the German culture as an experience

What are the most exciting things that happened during your trip?

Auguste: We went to Salzburg for a wedding, that was really fun! It was hosted in a 4star hotel, I learned traditional dances. The food was AMAZING too!
Something crazy that happened, well, I ate a traditional bavarian breakfast. It’s ok… It contains beer so that was a little weird to have in the morning… but it was interesting

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Did you visit anything worth mentioning?

Auguste: We visited the park. We went biking around the Englisher Garten and that was really cool. The weather was amazing that day and the gardens are really really beautiful, very big too. It was a really nice day!

As a general note, German people are very approachable and welcoming.

Auguste: We also visited a museum and an old concentration camp. It was very interesting. Really emotional and not easy, intense to see but definitely worth mentioning…

Did you go to school in your host country?

Auguste: Oh yeah! That was so stressful at first, at least for me it was. I mean you don’t anything, you don’t even speak the language or maybe you speak it a little, but then you realize its ok because everyone was so nice, so welcoming. As a general note, German people are very approachable and welcoming.

*laugh*

Auguste: What was also amazing is that the German schooling system is so much better than the French one… so it made everything so much better!

Coming back from a homestay experience

Are you glad you left with World is a Village?

Auguste: Oh yes! Definitely! I met some incredibly nice people. Even at school students and teachers were really thoughtful and welcoming.

Auguste: Of course! I had such a great experience and I can’t wait to experience more!

My dream is to go to Japan. I am so intrigued by the language, the culture, the food. It’s a fascinating country!

Would you recommend World is a Village to others?

Auguste: Yes! I love the concept, it’s so amazing, I would recommend it to my friends and everybody else as well!

Where to go next with World is a Village…

Where would you like to travel for your next homestay experience?

Auguste: well… my dream is to go to Japan. I am so intrigued by the language, the culture, the food. It’s a fascinating country!

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Auguste: I just want to thank you guys so much. World is a Village made it possible for me to have such amazing experiences and I am so very grateful!

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