A reciprocal exchange program between two schools of different nations. Pursue Languages is working to promote and improve global awareness through our new affordable international exchange program or Global Reciprocal Exchange. Most of the schools we are currently working with are highly ranked in their respective countries.
Our goal is to encourage students to pursue a second language and go out into the world to experience other cultures first hand. As our world becomes increasingly smaller and international travel more accessible. Global Reciprocal Exchange is the best way to prepare students for this global society. Speaking a second language with fluency and confidence will help students to become more competitive as they apply to universities and later pursue careers.
The Program in a nutshell:
A group of visiting students led by their teacher will spend 2-3 weeks with their new sister school. The touring school will reciprocate the favor by hosting their new exchange school at a later date but within the same academic year. The exact duration and dates of travel will be agreed by the participating schools in collaboration with Pursue Languages.
Pursue Languages is responsible for the preparation of international travel concretely; purchasing of air tickets, providing travel, medical and liability insurance, visa paper work (where necessary), offering basic training to teachers and students and most importantly 24 hour availability during the course of the program.
The host school will provide full board accommodation, cultural activities such as dancing, cooking, sightseeing within and around their city as well as a class attendance experience for their visitiors. In a nutshell, the program is an intense hybrid of school attendance and fun cultural activities.
Each host family is interviewed and their houses inspected to make sure that the visiting student will have safe and comfortable living arrangements during their stay. Host families are required to provide a bed for each student and if the visiting student and hosting student are of different sexes, a separate room.
This program takes place during the school academic year. There might be exceptions for schools that want to travel during spring break or summer. Specifics such as dates of the exchange and selection of students are to be determined by each individual school with support from Pursue Languages.
There are no hidden fees and costs are minimal. There are neither room and board, nor tuition fees. Students are expected to pay for their flights and other transport costs. They are also required to carry pocket money for eating out and souvenirs. Pursue Languages only charges a small application fee. For more information about costs please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pursue Language is responsible for: Providing a school to do the exchange with. Supervising the host family house inspections by reviewing hosting schools inspection reports and photos (photos of the rooms the children will be staying in will be required.) Reviewing application forms and assessing the language level of each student. Providing 24/7 emergency phone support.