Welcome to FriendsForDinner! We are a hospitality program that brings International Students into the homes of friendly Germans for a tasty meal during the traditional holidays of Easter and Christmas.

About us

What is FriendsForDinner?

FriendsForDinner is a collaboration between local churches and Christian student organizations to connect friendly Germans with international students in order to show them hospitality and build friendships.

We understand that international students coming to Germany will have many new and exciting experiences as they study and live in a new culture. Yet leaving home to live in a foreign country can also leave them feeling disoriented, lonely and homesick.

The idea and concept of FriendsForDinner originally startet in Canada and found distribution a few years later in the USA and now all in Germany. 















This is

How It Works

You Register

For both Students and Hosts, it only takes a few minutes to fill in a registration form. Select the appropriate section below to get started.

We Match

We will carefully match registered students and hosts together. Matching is based on location, available dates, and other preferences. We will then send the contact info to both students and hosts.

Enjoy Your Meal!

The host will contact their international student guests to invite them to their home. All that remains is to enjoy your meal together and begin a friendship!

How Do I

Get Involved?

How To Participate

Select the option below and let us know if you are an international student or are interested in becoming a host.

Upcoming Events

Easter (March)

Our Next Event

Easter 2024

At Easter we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the victory of life over death. The central motif and foundation of the Christian faith therefore also makes Easter the highest Christian festival. For the resurrection and the victory over death give Christians hope for eternal life. Thus, Easter is also called and understood as the feast of hope.

Let’s Keep In Touch

Perhaps you still have questions. Please let us know what is on your mind an how we can help. We look forward to hearing from you.