Be a part of this two-way language immersion and cultural exchange program with truly affordable and flexible exchanges. Kids between 9 and 18-years old are matched up with a student their own age, and YOU DECIDE when to exchange and for how long (between 6 to 12 weeks).
Check Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Adolesco.org/events for Info Meetings and sign up for more info at www.adolesco.org/contact. Applications due by Wed., Oct. 31, 2018 for 2019 exchanges.
Unique! Our two-way exchange program is unique: each child lives with their exchange partner’s family AND takes a turn to host (the kids are together in each country, sharing their language, culture and family life with their exchange partner).
Who? Adolesco matches US children and teens (ages 9 to 18) with age-mate exchange partners in France, Germany, and Spain for peer-to-peer language immersion and cultural exchanges.
Flexible! Exactly WHEN and for HOW LONG each child travels are up to the two families to decide, together – there are no set arrival and departure dates.
Affordable! A non-refundable $100 application fee, plus our program cost of $1,800, is a fraction of the costs of other exchange programs. Each family must also cover their own travel costs, purchase Travelers’ Insurance ($150 or less), and cover expenses associated with hosting.
How? The Adolesco Team will pool all qualified applicants and match candidates twice a year, typically matches are announced in early December and in early April every year You and the other family will decide the exact timing and length of the exchange together, and you will have more than a year (including two summers and the year in-between) to travel and host.
School? Please note that there is no need for Adolesco to register with your School District as an “Approved Exchange Agency” as most of our exchanges happen over the summer, and any US school attendance will be short term and at the discretion of the school principal. Regardless, our candidates might still be able to attend school in France, Germany, or Spain.
Apply Today! Start the application process by submitting the free Pre-Application (Adolesco.org/pre-application). We will send you the Full Application, consisting of multiple forms, requests for references, and an interview, upon receipt. Please allocate at least four weeks to complete the application process, including interviews and references, to be considered for our program.
Contact Marie Meyer, Exchange Coordinator, at 303-913-4845/ [email protected]