"Never regard study as a duty but as an enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy."
Families receiving students are welcoming and heterogeneous as befitting to a modern country and sport the typical characteristics of a Central European society.
Usually we encounter honest people for whom education, time management and foresight are important aspects of life and value foreigners who come to their country to study their language and getting to know their culture better.
Work is an important value in German society however, Germans also enjoy many other aspects in life such as gastronomy, socializing, music and sports. Therefore, it is not surprising that they have managed to be one of the big and usual winners in football today and have many high-quality singers and bands in the pop-rock music.
German society is characterized by pluralism in lifestyles and the forms of social organization have multiplied over the last few decades. However, despite these changes, family remains the social reference group and surveys highlight the close relationship children have with their parents. The comments from teachers, good grades, attendance to classes and extracurricular activities... are aspects highly valued and overlooked by parents.
About 65% of mothers work outside the house and families are less numerous. Families with three or more children are becoming less frequent. The family with two children is the most widespread, and more and more couples choose not to have children.