Ernst Klett Sprachen GmbH is one of Europe’s leading modern language publishers and part of the Stuttgart, Germany based Klett Group. The company produces tailor-made educational print and digital media for pupils and adults, as well as course books for language learners in Germany and abroad. The product portfolio includes high quality educational products for over 24 languages – from textbooks to a broad range of readers, grammar and vocabulary products and also exam preparation materials. Ernst Klett Sprachen aims to facilitate language teaching and learning, making both an altogether easier experience. Please visit


ETS Global is the international arm of ETS that brings expertise to educational and business communities around the world. ETS Global serves 80 countries across Europe, South America, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and offers a range of ETS products, services and learning solutions, including the TOEFL® test.

The TOEFL iBT® certificate is recognized by 12,500 universities and tests a student’s reading, listening, speaking and writing skills in less than 2 hours.


HanseMerkur Travel Insurance – Your reliable travel insurance partner for more than 40 years. HanseMerkur Travel Insurance offers both standardized and tailor-made high quality insurance plans. The product range includes travel insurance, medical insurance, emergency assistance insurance, trip cancellation and curtailment insurance, luggage insurance, liability insurance, accident insurance and bonding insurance. We are especially committed to international youth and student exchange by catering to this market with our specific products. Please feel free to ask us for an offer which is tailored to the needs of your language stay abroad.

telc gGmbH is a non-profit, internationally oriented education provider based in Bad Homburg v. d. Höhe. In close cooperation with licensing partners, we conduct standardized certification of language competence under the telc – language tests brand. Under the telc Training label, we license examiners and offer advanced seminars and courses. As a publishing house, we develop goal-oriented, qualification-related teaching materials. Offers of digital learning and testing round off the portfolio.


Languages are our mission. ZEIT SPRACHEN GmbH is a subsidiary of the ZEIT publishing group, and our six language magazines — in English, Business English, French, Spanish, Italian and German — offer a unique mix of effective language training and interesting and up-to-date insights into the country, its people and culture. Our magazines provide the perfect preparation for language trips and for supporting what you have learned afterwards! Our tip: If you would like to check your language skills before a language trip, you can do so at:

Fintiba combines digital processes and personal service. Located in the heart of Frankfurt am Main, we offer innovative, tailor-made online solutions for international students and for all those who want to work or study in Germany. As the first digital and globally leading solution provider, Fintiba accompanies and facilitates this process for people from outside Europe. So far, we have been able to support international students from over 190 different countries on their way to Germany. The central solution offered is the digital blocked account recognised by the German Foreign Office, which can be opened completely online in just a few steps and in a very short time. In addition to the blocked account, Fintiba also offers students the necessary health insurance for visa and enrolment at the university.

a&o was founded in Berlin in 2000 by Oliver Winter (still CEO today) and currently operates 40 hostels in 24 cities and eight European countries. The a&o guest mix is diverse – everyone can travel: backpackers are part of the a&o target group, as are solo travellers, families, school groups, sports clubs and associations. The number of business travellers and senior guests is also increasing. With around 28.000 beds – making a&o the largest hostel chain worldwide – and 2.5 million overnight stays in the Corona year 2020, a&o recorded a turnover of around 64 million euros (2019: over 165 million euros). a&o’s goal is to be Europe’s «zero-emissions hostel chain» by 2025. Please visit:

Locations: Aachen | Amsterdam | Berlin | Bremen | Budapest | Cologne | Copenhagen | Dortmund | Dresden | Düsseldorf | Frankfurt | Graz | Hamburg | Leipzig | Munich | Nuremberg | Prague | Salzburg | Stuttgart | Venice | Vienna | Warsaw | Weimar and in future also in Barcelona | Edinburgh | Florence | Heidelberg.

When it comes to Bildungsurlaub consider „Bildungsurlaub Approval“ as a reliable expert on your side. Bildungsurlaub, also referred to as Bildungsfreistellung or Bildungszeit, means paid leave from work to upskill. As it can be quite difficult for foreign language schools to be approved for Bildungsurlaub, „Bildungsurlaub Approval“ steps in. Thomas Roth, owner and manager, takes over the whole process – from application to recurring correspondence with the ministries, translation and updating of documents. Currently more than 150 language schools from all over the world rely on this carefree package. Besides Thomas Roth supports language travel agencies and campaigns passionately to raise awareness of Bildungsurlaub. On everyone interested in language study travel can quickly find the language schools approved for Bildungsurlaub.

IALC is an international, award-winning, not for profit association that has been accrediting independent language centres that teach the language of their country since 1983.

IALC language schools provide highly effective language training for people of all ages who are interested in learning and experiencing a foreign language in its cultural context. Language learning happens fastest when students are immersed in the target language and our boutique and small chain schools pride themselves on ensuring all the needs of their students are met.

Small classes with highly qualified teachers, pastoral care, help with visas and accommodation, and quality activities and cultural experiences will make any student’s stay at an IALC school one of the most memorable times of their lives. There are currently over 130 IALC schools teaching 10 languages in some of the most desirable locations around the world.

ALTO brings together top-notch names in language and educational travel, creating opportunities for you to forge relationships with senior-level executives and engage in high-level knowledge sharing, brainstorming, and idea exchange.
Membership is open to leaders and decision makers of educational agencies, language schools, academic course providers, universities and high schools, national and international associations as well as service providers in international education worldwide.  

Felca is the forum of national language and education travel associations from all over the world. Its members include the national associations of Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey. The members of the national associations are individual businesses whose role it is to advise and counsel students who want to travel overseas to study at a language school, high school or university.

Reisenetz is the German professional association for youth travel for over 25 years. In the travel network, commercial and non-profit organizations from Germany and abroad work together in partnership. Above all, safe travel for children and young people is important to all of them.

The campaign alliance Diversity in Tourism (ATV) is a  consortium of a large number of industry associations representing various sectors of the tourism industry.  The objective of the consortium is to sustain the tourist industry as a whole and to facilitate a fair level of support for each market participant in the industry, thus securing the future of the network as a whole entity.  The ATV presents itself collectively and with one common voice.  The consortium consists of many affiliate tourism associations including more than 1000 companies and tens of thousands of employees. Visit to find out more.

weltweiser is an independent educational counselling service & publishing house. Its business is to provide expert information on stays abroad and international educational opportunities such as student exchange, high school stays, becoming a host family, language trips, au pair, work & travel, internships, volunteering and studying abroad. weltweiser is the organiser of the JugendBildungsmesse JuBi, the largest special interest fair for stays abroad. weltweiser publishes print guides on the topic of study abroad & gap year. Last but not least, weltweiser is the umbrella for the WELTBÜRGER scholarships.


Language Travel programmes providing specialised language tuition are not to be confused with long-term student exchange stays for young people aged 14 to 18, who attend public schools for a term or a whole school year in countries like the U.S., Canada, England or New Zealand and other destinations.
Long-term student exchange is the province of the DFH (Deutscher Fachverband Highschool), the association of 12 leading German organisations who, similar to FDSV members, subscribe to strict quality guidelines covering all services and aspects of exchange programmes.