A school exchange is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the daily life and culture of another country. You live with a host family, meet lots of new people and improve your language skills. If you have the opportunity to go to school in your exchange country then you might also get to know a completely different school system. You stand on your own two feet and deal with unusual situations on your own without any help from your parents or friends. Getting to know different lifestyles helps you develop your personality and you become more aware of your own strengths and limits.