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This article is intended to help you understand the different forms of youth exchange, so you can decide which form meets your specific needs and requirements best.   Origins Youth exchange has been around since almost a century. Originally membership clubs, or so called service clubs, like Rotary International and the Lions Club, sent young […]

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Culture Shock Once exchange youths arrive at their new host family’s home, they often experience an adjustment period referred to as culture shock. Moving to a new country is an exciting but also stressful experience. Everything is unfamiliar; from weather, landscape and language to food, fashion, values and customs. The degree of “shock” depends on […]

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When you experience a different culture through youth exchange, you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and those around you — deepening your knowledge of foreign cultures and strengthening 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 […]

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The United Nations just published its annual Human Development Report, which ranks where people live long, healthy lives — the countries, in other words, that are best to live in and exchange with. The UN looked at nearly 200 countries across a number of categories, including life expectancy, education and financial wealth. Here are the countries that scored the highest. […]

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Perhaps you did not realize, but March 20th was World Happiness Day; the day on which the latest World Happiness Report 2017 was launched. If your are looking for great (and happy!) exchange destinations, you should consider reading this United Nations backed report. The first World Happiness Report was published in April, 2012, in support of […]

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