THe Benefits

WHAT YOU TAKE HOME FROM AN EXCHANGE

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Educational

  • Language acquisition 

  • Improved problem-solving skills

  • Increased knowledge and interest in global issues 

  • Cultural awareness

  • Improved first language 

  • Improved memory

  • Perfecting a native accent 

  • Gain advanced vocabulary for immersion student

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Personal

  • Maturity and self-confidence

  • Sense of accomplishment

  • Ability to strive to obtain a long-term goal

  • Critical thinking

  • Self-reliance

  • Curiosity and compassion for others

  • Adapting to new environments

  • Appreciation of living in the moment

  • Exploring new perspectives

  • Leadership skills

  • Real-world travel experience (navigating airports, train stations, etc.) 

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lifelong

  • Increased prospective employment in many fields

  • Expanded post-secondary education options

  • Ability to solve problems and reach goals

  • Improved multi-tasking skills

  • Empathy and awareness of personal sensitivities towards others

  • Acceptance and understanding towards different cultures and perspectives

Students that participate in a reciprocal exchange experience a wide variety of benefits. Families find their children return home with self-confidence and a better understanding of themselves and the world. A reciprocal exchange continues to shape students as they grow into young adults. They look at challenges and opportunities through the lens of a global citizen and they rise to become the leaders of tomorrow.