Initiative Going Abroad Makes a Difference
Initiative Going Abroad Makes a Difference


There have never been so many opportunities for young people to acquire experience abroad. However, despite the numerous offers in the school and outside the school, many young people are not reached: Experts believe that not even 10 percent of Germany’s youth participates in international exchanges. Often, they are convinced that they lack language skills to move abroad, do not dare to or are simply afraid of the foreign.
A bridge here is the program FranceMobil. Twelve young French lecturers visit with their vehicles general and vocational schools throughout Germany to bring the young people closer to a modern and contemporary image of France. Included in the package they have a number of creative activities, such as games, music, movies or multimedia services - everything is fun and induces curiosity. The visit of the lecturers should not only make you want to learn French, but also bring an international experience in the personal living environment of juveniles. The program intends to act like an initial spark, ideally through the personal relationship with the young lecturers, initiating the desire for an own experience abroad.

FranceMobil is a joint project of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the German-French Youth Office (DFJW), and the French Institute in Germany and is realized with the support of Renault Germany, the German-French Institute in Erlangen and the Ernst Klett Verlag.

Since 2000 the sister program, conducted by eleven young Germans, is inspiring French students for their neighbors language and homeland.

Picture Gallery

FranceMobil representatives at Leipzig Book Fair 2010
Interview with the TV station Arte, 2007
Kurt Beck at the Adenauer-de Gaulle-Preis
FranceMobil driving in a line of traffic in Berlin
Gerhard Schröder and Jaques Chirac at the Adenauer-de Gaulle-Preis
Handing over of the FranceMobil in North Rhine-Westphalia
FranceMobil on the spot


Deutsch-Französisches Jugendwerk (DFJW)
Matthias Wandel
Program Officer
Molkenmarkt 1
10179 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 28875754
French Embassy in Germany
Eugénie Willaume
Phone: +49 (0)30 5900 39204

Contact at the Foundation

Maria Vogt
Phone: +49 (0)711 46084-126