Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr or abbreviated as FSJ is a program created by the German government for people who want to seek work experience and gain competent skills in the social and intercultural fields.
Social work for adolescents through Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr (FSJ / www.pro-fsj.de) in the social sector, especially social work with elderly people, sick, and with special needs, with children and adolescents while volunteering in the field of environment Freiwilliges Ökologisches Jahr (FÖJ / www.foej.de) in environmental conservation, in the fields of agriculture, forestry and waterworks & animal protection, livestock and landscaping, education about the environment, information and communication about the environment.
The limit age is 27 years. The social workforce office or Bundesfreiwiligendienst (BFD) offers the above programs without age restrictions. These social programs are distributed by the organizations in Germany from six months to two years in duration, but generally only around one year. Volunteers’ desire to serve the common good and gain competent abilities in the volunteers’ social and intercultural field is the primary purpose of participating in this social work program.
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Living as an Au-pair provides an opportunity for teenagers to deepen their language skills and get to know foreign cultures abroad. The Au-pairs will live in the host family; the relationship between the Au-pair and the host family is mutually beneficial. Au-pairs help with childcare and help with the daily chores of the host family’s household. In return, the host family provides shelter, daily necessities, and health insurance, provides pocket money, and provides the opportunity to take German language courses. When entering Germany, Au-pairs must be at least 18 years old and a maximum of 26 years old.
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Au pair agencies in Germany
Do I have to pay for the consultation?
Wisma Jerman is a part of the non-profit organization. Therefore all project offers are free of charge for the participants.
Could the project find a place for me related to the program in Germany?
We provide you with guidance and reliable sources so that you can carry out yourself to search the details of the program safely and independently.
Does this consultation able to inform me about language course in Wisma Jerman?
You will be referred to the PIC who are responsible for course and examination, that will support you for the detail information.
Does this consultation able to inform me about studying in Germany?
You will be referred to the relevant and competent Wisma Jerman’s division that can support you in your search for a degree program in Germany.
Does the consultation able to translate my documents for the visa?
Official sources will provide you with information on the most appropriate contact persons to develop each of the above topics. We also help you to identify contacts and tools in order to create the necessary documents safely and independently. This includes, for example, seminars and training courses on the important and necessary steps for an application in Germany.