We think we can say that children return almost bilingual (in the spoken language), at least for the 6-month exchange programme. The results are excellent. Children speak their new language like children their own age. Some children come back with excellent pronunciation and intonation.
Out of the ordinary! Children integrate more easily than teenagers. They immerse themselves in a second culture and accept it without difficulty. Many children ask, as soon as they return, to return to another country!
Most importantly, personal growth
Simply fabulous! Two children of the same age, from different countries and lifestyles, will have a friendship for life. What a chance to have a second family, and what's more, in another country! We must not forget the two families fully involved in this exchange. They will visit each other regularly, spend holidays together, get to know each other's country even better. The stranger becomes the family!