Educational and cultural exchange programs support personal growth, lead to a deeper understanding about foreign cultures and improve international relationships.
Leaving the familiar behind and plunging into the unknown shows a commitment to understanding other people and cultures; and a commitment to learning about the world in a way that books, school assignments, and a professional career can never reveal.
Learn More About Yourself and Others
When an exchange participant lives with a host family, they are integrated into the family and temporarily become part of it. By doing so, they become aware of the inner concerns, hopes, and dreams of a family, a neighborhood or city, a nation, and global community. And with this realization comes the corresponding knowledge of what it means to belong to one’s own particular country and culture.
Learn New Skills
Participants develop leadership skills, self-confidence and a greater understanding of the complexities of the world around them. Getting to know the locals, experiencing the culture, and living as they do; these are things tourists miss, and this is where you really discover the way of life in another country with all its subtleties.
Embark on your educational or cultural exchange program and gain knowledge about another country and its language and culture. Experience building new friendships, taking responsibility for yourself, respecting differences and tolerating the beliefs of others. And while exploring and learning about the lives of others, discover new aspects of yourself.