Direct exchange

A reciprocal exchange: Host and be hosted in Spain, France, or Italy.
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Oui-Connect’s favorite program for American teenagers! The American student, ages 13-17, will host a Spanish, French, or Italian student for 3 weeks. The American student will then go back to Spain, France, or Italy with the Exchange student and live with their family for 3 weeks. ​​​Anytime from June to August. ​
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The reciprocal exchange is a shared experience. The 2 participants live the same fun adventure and challenge. They go through the same cultural exchange and language barriers.​ Both participants create a ​speci​al bond in the process as they ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​relate to one another’s journey. The friendships formed are strong and durable, which is key to learning a new language. It has all the Go Abroad + Hosting Benefits in one!

There is also a significant financial advantage due to the reciprocity of the exchange.

     The participants are matched according to age, gender, and interests. The application form includes a cover and motivational letter from the participants, and a detailed profile with pictures. All these elements contribute to a perfect match.

Easy 2 Step Process

STEP 1

For 3 weeks, an International Teen lives with you and your family.

STEP 2

You ​​go abroad with your new international friend to live with their family for 3 weeks.
go abroad in full immersion

Program Requirements

  • Both hosting families will provide the same conditions for their exchange student.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 

  • While in full immersion, the exchange student will be provided room & board & will be considered a full member of the family.

 

  • The participants agree to the full immersion & actively participate in the life of their host family (i.e. help with small tasks & chores, be curious & talkative, go with the flow of daily life, etc.).

 

  • The exchange students fully accept the authority of their host parents & agree to respect the house rules of the host family.

 

  • Host Families and exchange students all agree to speak only English while in the USA & only French/Spanish/Italian while abroad.

Program Information

Dates & Pricing

  • Program starting dates are flexible between June 15th and July 20th.

$1,299 

Applications MUST be received by April 30th for the summer Direct Exchange Program.

Step 1 & 2 (see above) can be reversed if needed.

Included

  • Finding the “matching” student and family for the homestay
  • Travel Insurance
  • Selection and preparation for the participating families and students.
  • Airport departure and arrival assistance
  • Bilingual local coordinator available 24/7
  • 24 hour emergency contact.
  • Administartion fees.

Not Included

  • Round-trip airfare.
  • Personal expenses i.e. pocket money, souvernirs, recreational activities, extra treats, etc. (we recommend about $200 per week)
  • Cancelation insurance*