I gues the preperation was pretty good but I know from a friend of mine who went with another organisation, that they had more time to talk about the different topics. (A week )
My local coordinator was just awesome :). Later I lived with my coordinator so I guess there was no problem at all.
My second hostfamily was the perfect fit, I still have to remember my 1st family though (times without water in the house, the condition of the house was terrible ( I know that they have to move know ) and other things.... )
Smaller schools are defenetly easyer for an exchanfestudent to make friends. The only thing I miss there is education. Schoolsports is awesome !!!