Homestay exchange has been around for years. The concept is simple: a youngster stays with a host family abroad while their kid becomes part of your family. The exchange is reciprocal and without use of cash. An exchange can be either simultaneous or non-simultaneous. And the duration can vary from a few weeks (e.g., a summer holiday) to several months.
How does it actually work?
Homestay exchanges allow young people to expand their horizon. A family immersion offers a great opportunity for genuine cultural exchange. Staying with a family, having to speak a foreign language, eat the local food and participate in the local activities, make a foreign stay a truly authentic and unique travel experience.
More information on how to make a homestay exchange a success can be found in our Library section.
Why do it?
A youth exchange offers a chance to learn more about another culture, to live and breathe the local culture, to make friends as well as memories and to explore destinations in the most authentic way.
An exchange offers a great opportunity to teach youngsters to be(come) more independent. Under safe supervision they learn how to live and develop in a different culture, with a different language, and in another family setting.
What does Youth Exchange bring to the table?
YouthExchange.club™ is a platform that brings together families into a community where they can share ideas and experiences, and organize their own youth exchange. YouthExchange.club provides families with the means to easily and safely communicate and arrange exchanges worldwide.