How to proceed

Exchanges generally begin at the end August/beginning September or February/March each year.

If you are interested, please email Jamie ROSE  or call him 7796 201 912 to ask for a pre-application form and further information.

When you return the completed pre-application form, Jamie  will send you a full application pack which includes forms for the parents, the child and the child’s school to complete. Once these forms are submitted, we will look at them very carefully and start the application process.  We will book your family interview and reserve a place for your family at our next  meeting and email you a confirmation and the details for these. Please note that it takes approximately 6-12months to prepare for an exchange.

Previous families who have completed exchanges visit ‘new’ families who wish to apply for an exchange – we refer to them as local representatives (LR).  During their visit, the LR can share their experience with you and answer questions you may have.  After the visit, the LR send us a written report which forms part of the exchange application pack.

Once the meetings and interviews are completed, we start the matchings.  This is completed very thoroughly and carefully.  Confirmations of these are sent in June, just before the end of school so you have time to organise the arrival/departures for end August/beginning September, or in December before Christmas for a departure for February/March .