Exchange Families International 

 Scholar Award

The Exchange Families International Scholar Award is given to select students who have a curiosity to experience the world firsthand. We are looking for the explorers of tomorrow who are ready to learn a foreign language and share an adventure!


Exchange Families International is currently accepting applications for full and partial scholarships to be used toward the exchange fees. Scholarships do not include any of the following: hosting, flights, travel insurance, visas, or school expenses.


If you are ready to explore the world this is your opportunity!


Applicants are selected by the Exchange Families International award committee who best meet the following criteria:

  • A citizen or permanent resident of Canada or the United States of America;

  • Between the ages of 8-17 at the time of exchange;

  • Completed student and parent application process;

  • Proven academic ability for relevant age;

  • Has not previously received an Exchange Families International Scholar Award;

  • Demonstrated a passion for international travel, foreign languages, or a curiosity to explore a new culture;

  • Ability to represent Exchange Families International as a youth ambassador.


Application process:

  • Complete a Student Scholarship Application.

  • Once the Student Scholarship Application is submitted a Parental Application will be emailed for completion.

  • Send the last school report card as proof of academic performance.

  • Submit a minimum of ten family and lifestyle photos and five pictures of your home.

  • Selected candidates will participate in a required Family Interview.

  • Students will be notified within 90 days of submitting the application of their status.


The Exchange Families International Scholar award committee will review all applications and reserves the right to ask for further information to determine eligibility and exchange placement.


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