InterExchange participants InterExchange participants

InterExchange

Verified
InterExchange

InterExchange Programs

Italy

School Teaching Assistant Italy

Teach in the beautiful Marche region, an area that exemplifies the rich history and artistic and cultural heritage of Italy. Teaching assistants will gain valuable teaching...

This program has been saved 11 times

Save Program

Italy

Conversation Coach in Italy

Work as a Conversation Coach in Italy. Volunteers will tutor an Italian family in English, and they will be welcomed into their home. Placements are provided in the lovely...

This program has been saved 7 times

Save Program

Australia

Au Pair in Australia

Live like a local in awesome Australia, bond with your host family, and be a positive presence in the lives of children. That's what being an au pair is all about! Typical...

This program has been saved 25 times

Save Program

France

Conversation Coach in France

Conversation coaches will be welcomed into the homes of French host families, and will tutor the family in English. Unlike many other international teaching jobs, this program...

This program has been saved 10 times

Save Program

New Zealand

Work and Travel in New Zealand

***Save $100 when you apply between September 5th and 15th*** The InterExchange Work and Travel program gives participants the freedom to experience the best of New Zealand...

This program has been saved 134 times

Save Program

Italy

Summer English Camp Italy

Live in an apartment or with a host family in beautiful Marche, Italy for four to five weeks during the summer, and help kids develop conversational English by leading fun...

This program has been saved 4 times

Save Program

Canada

Work and Travel Canada

Our Work & Travel Canada program gives U.S. citizens between the ages of 18 and 35 a chance to experience the beauty of our northern neighbor while earning money throughout...

This program has been saved 75 times

Save Program

New Zealand

Au Pair in New Zealand

InterExchange offers two au pair programs in New Zealand. Participants may choose between the two, depending on their level of childcare experience and interests. Au pair...

This program has been saved 31 times

Save Program

United States

Summer Camp Counselors and Support Staff Placements

Placements available on the J-1 Visa program through the U.S. Department of State. Work placements of up to 3 months at a U.S. summer camp, followed by an optional 1 month...

This program has been saved 12 times

Save Program

Spain

Conversation Coach in Spain

A Conversation Coach is an English tutor who lives with a host family and tutors the children for 15 hours per week in exchange for accommodations and all meals. The ideal...

This program has been saved 12 times

Save Program

France

Au Pair in France - Short-Term

Live with a French host family and improve your language skills while providing up to 30 hours per week of child care. Participants will earn a stipend of at least 85 euros...

This program has been saved 11 times

Save Program

Thailand

Teach English in Thailand

In Thailand, learning English is an important step towards admittance into a good university and better job opportunities. As a native English-speaking instructor, you will...

This program has been saved 3 times

Save Program

Spain

Au Pair in Spain - Short Term

An au pair is a child care provider who lives with a host family and cares for the children a set number of hours per week in exchange for a room, meals and pocket money....

This program has been saved 44 times

Save Program

France

Au Pair in France - Paris Region

Lots of people experience France from behind the window of a tour bus. As an au pair in France, you’ll see how the French really live, experiencing day-to-day life with...

This program has been saved 12 times

Save Program

Show more programs

InterExchange Reviews

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    5

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    5

Wonderful!

Overall this was an amazing experience. I was able to aid a family in practicing their English and give lessons to a 12 year old Italian. Then, on top of that I got to practice my Italian whenever I interacted with friends of the family or people around. My family was welcoming and supportive and my living conditions were beyond excellent (to be honest, who gets to say they spent six weeks at a beach house?).

The area I was placed in, Le Marche, Italy, is an absolutely beautiful area. It is both on the Adriatic Sea, and has the typical picturesque farmland Italy is so well known for. Plus, an hour drive and you can visit the mountains (which are easily viewed from wherever you are, adding to the beautiful scenery.)

The only downsides were that nothing was really within walking distance. Perhaps a few restaurants or gelaterias, and of course the beach, but any shopping centers or other things were pretty far and required a car. So sometimes during the day if my family was busy and I'd finished the lesson, I could find myself bored. Though of course, when my family was available, they took me around or made plans and brought me along. I went to a number of different places and restaurants and it was a wonderful experience.

As for the lessons themselves, it was usually improvised. I didn't know what level of English my student had so I had to talk with him and try a few things and see what worked and what didn't. In all, I feel like just being there was a big help and outside of the lessons talking to him and his family in English.

I've bonded with my host family so much that I expect to cry when I leave tomorrow. Being abroad this six weeks has been amazing, and I'm sad to see it come to an end but so grateful for the experiences I've had.

Program: Conversation Coach in Italy

  • InterExchange responded to this review September 14, 2017 at 10:25 AM

    Six weeks at a beach house in Italy sounds worth it to me!! Glad you loved the program. We appreciate the review! Thanks Amelia. ~James from InterExchange

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Host Company

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Compensation

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Professional Development

    9

  • Community

    9

Au pair - short term, France

My time in France was short, but exciting! I was able to go to a French wedding, I tried so many different types of cheeses and other food. I was able to visit Paris and visit the Alps as well. I had a good time with the children and family and will miss the children so much. I was able to improve my French and was able to add new words to my vocabulary. It was definitely a different experience, one I had never experienced before and it was totally worth it!

Program: Au Pair in France - Short-Term

  • InterExchange responded to this review September 05, 2017 at 8:34 AM

    The Alps, a French wedding, improving your French language skills, and CHEESE!! Sounds like an awesome trip to me. Thanks for the review and best of luck in your travels! ~James (InterExchange)

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Host School or Placement

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Compensation & Benefits

    N/A

  • Support Services

    7

  • Day to Day Life

    10

  • Community

    10

One of the best experiences of my life

I honestly had no idea what to expect, I just knew that I wanted to teach abroad. Since, I had just graduated I knew that it was going to have to be though the Internet that I found an opportunity, and because of that, I was unsure of how well the places and the people could truly be vetted. But I knew just from my contact with Interexchange that it would be fine enough-little did I know just how fine. I could not have been placed with a better family or school, and my time there was everything I could've hoped for. My family was a very active, but down to earth family, that did their best to make me feel truly at home. While my head teacher literally took me by the hand on the first day and showed me around to all the kids who were so excited to see this new, foreign person. I stayed in a small little, untouched town called San Lorenzo al Mare, and it was fantastic. Without a doubt, I would recommend this program to anyone who thinks their interested in doing something out of their comfort zone and wanting to meet people that are impossible to forget.

Program: School Teaching Assistant Italy

  • InterExchange responded to this review May 22, 2017 at 3:15 PM

    Alyssa, Thank you for the excellent review! We're glad to have had you on the program and hope it's been a good step towards future teaching and/or traveling adventures! Best of luck! ~James from InterExchange

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Facilities

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

Best program ever

The whole process was easy and the trip was the best traveling experience ever. The staff at Interexchange and Maximo Nivel are helpful and friendly. I had a wonderful experience in Guatemala and would highly recommend the program. I really enjoyed living with a host family and living with them; they felt like my real family. The classes were extremely rewarding, learning Spanish is fun and I was impressed with how dedicated the teachers are. Overall great experience.

Program: Spanish Immersion Guatemala

  • InterExchange responded to this review May 11, 2017 at 8:49 AM

    Thanks Toby! I'm glad you enjoyed the class and your time with the host family! Guatemala is such a great place to learn Spanish as I think more and more people are realizing. Best of luck in your language learning endeavors! ~James

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Host Company

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Compensation

    8

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Professional Development

    10

  • Community

    10

Hobbit training

If it hadn't been for the assistance provided with InterExchange, I wouldn't have been willing to pack up and move to New Zealand for a year. It was great having them as a resource--especially since it allowed me to live in a beautiful country.

Program: Work and Travel in New Zealand

  • InterExchange responded to this review May 11, 2017 at 8:55 AM

    Glad you found the program helpful, Dani, and more importantly, we're thrilled that you had a blast in New Zealand! Best of luck in your future travel adventures!! :) ~James

Show more reviews