Become an Exchange Student

Information for Parents

Participating in an exchange program abroad gives your teenagers unique opportunities to:

  • Develop skills necessary to succeed in a globalized world, including the ability to cooperate effectively with people from different cultures and backgrounds is essential.
  • Acquire valuable foreign language skills – an important asset at college and in their future careers. Students often test out of lower-level language classes at college.
  • Make great friends and contacts overseas that last a lifetime.
  • Improve their ability to adjust to new situations and view challenges as opportunities for learning and growth — an essential skill honed by adjusting to life in a different culture.
  • Set themselves apart from other college applicants. Being a successful exchange student demonstrates independence, maturity, and a desire to learn about the world.
  • Learn about themselves and their academic and professional interests by adapting to their host community and exploring new activities and classes.
  • Gain confidence in their ability to succeed through their own independent efforts.

Questions? Please contact us for more information.

“It is amazing how fast the students adapt to your home life and become just like your own son or daughter. They have personalities that bring a lot of different…

Mark from Utah, USA

“What I like so much about America is the space – the land, the sky. It is so beautiful.”

Shunnosuke from Japan

“[NWSE’s] choices of school, the host family, and the coordinator were great! My exchange experience supported by NWSE was valuable and memorable. I would like to recommend NWSE as an…

Namiki from Japan

“This completes my third year hosting as a double placement, and I would not even consider a placement through any other agency. The three of us got along delightfully and…

Lane from Washington, USA
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