How can I benefit from a school exchange?

How can I benefit from a school exchange?

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.

People who have spent a long time abroad often come back with a new perspective on things. You no longer just know your own country’s customs and you see your home country in a different way. Broadening your horizons in this way can also be useful later in life, because intercultural skills are very sought after by employers nowadays.