have probably felt the urge to do something
different. To chart your own path. Life
isn't only about what you see and do in your
own country, hometown or school, or even with
your friends. What is beyond? You need to
challenge yourself, to take a chance, you can
dare to be different!
discover that every moment, every conversation
and experience, challenges the way you look at
the world. You'll see differences as well as
similarities in people and their actions, in
their beliefs and values.
you'll realize what it means to belong to a
certain country and culture. You'll
learn about yourself as you learn about
an exchange student gives you more than
knowledge about another country and its
language and culture. Time away from home,
whether it is a month or a year teaches
you about building friendships, taking
responsibility for yourself, respecting
differences and tolerating the beliefs of
students develop leadership skills, self
confidence and a greater understanding of the
complexities of the world around us. This is
why the best universities, as well as
corporations and professionals, look favorably
on students who have spent a school year
abroad. They know that former international
exchange students bring a higher level of
maturity and a global frame of reference to
their university studies and activities.
families feel they benefit from the experience
as much as you do! They want to learn about
your culture and introduce you to theirs. Many
families have children your age.
Every exchange student has a local
representative who is conversant in English
and who will plan some social activities and
be available to help you during your stay.