Since April 2012, the Tilman Riemenschneider Grammar School has been developing friendly ties with two Senegalese schools in Kaolack. In April and May of this year the partnership reached a high point when six students and their teacher, Mr Diouf, spent two weeks visiting us in Osterode am Harz in order to experience daily life in Germany. The guests were billeted out to host families and in addition to attending school they worked on a project about ‘football migration’. During this time there was a lot of language and cultural exchange and the students experienced so many unforgettable moments. Together we selected 12 images from the visit, under the title ‘Friendship,’ which depict the group situations and all of which testify to a peaceful, fun and intensive communal learning experience. Given the language differences it wasn’t always easy, but all students got on extremely well and everyone learned a lot from everyone else. There were numerous situations that had to be worked out with gestures and mimicry instead of words. The guests, all of whom were Muslim, got to know Germany as an open-minded and hospitable country. Our families were delighted by how friendly and polite the young Senegalese students were. Bridges have been built between Senegal and Germany, friendships even, which now continue on Facebook and so on.