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Student Exchange “new & Improved” And At Lowest Cost

Author : John B

In today’s competitive global environment students need to have cross cultural exchanges at a very early stage in their career. If this happens as a student it can work wonders for people to have a wide perspective on varied things in life. It is famously said “the more you see, the more you know.” The world has becomes a well networked global village where knowing things outside one’s domain is a must. Student exchange is one of the most popular ways to do so.

An international student exchange program has become a regular trend thing in good educational institutions. Students of both the developed and the developing countries share classrooms and labs. This cross cultural exchange at a very early stage in life helps develop leadership qualities in students.

Students across the world are encouraged to communicate and interact with their peer groups from far away places. But foreign trips and educational institutions being expensive aren’t an easy thing to do for most. In many countries the students exchange programs are used by less than 5 % of the student population. In such places student exchange scholarship comes to the rescue of the talented students.

Student exchange scholarship has increased the number of students who visit far off educational institutions. Students from different parts of the world get to interact with each other thanks to such student exchange programs. They are funded by the educational institutions, government bodies and other non governmental bodies. There is also corporate funding for international student exchange in some cases.

Private student exchange has become very popular these days. It is also known as holiday student exchange and a common occurrence in the developed world. In this kind of a vacation student exchange program, teenagers travel to a new place staying with a family and learning many new things in life. Such holiday student exchange programs are organised between two families on the same platform without involving any agents. This is the lowest cost of all student exchange alternatives.

This is also a safe way for a teenager to visit new places as they stay with a family and not alone. It also gives the freedom to explore new things in life which is not a part of their normal habitat. Such student exchange programs are ideal for teenagers who are too old to vacation with their families and get bored, yet too young to make trips alone to far off lands.

Another major reason for the popularity of private student exchange programs is the cost advantage that it provides. Since the exchange is arranged privately, without cost charging agencies these low cost student exchange programs are the perfect alternative. The cost is only a fraction of a normal foreign exchange program and on top of that it provides full flexibility in
arranging the exchange.

Low cost student exchange programs are one of the best ways to make teenager travel to far off places and learn new things in life which keep them prepared for a competitive life which awaits them in the future.

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Andrea Hendrickx, born in 1968, mother of 2 teenagers, has donated the majority of her life to work with children & teenagers, promoting international student exchange. She has been engaged with various agencies and was the first to promote private student exchange through a family friendly web portal ( She strongly believes that student exchange should made possible for everyone regardless of income, to give young people a chance to broaden their global views, to improve languages, to learn and to mature.

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