flower At the end of August, dozens of exchange students from all over the world fulfilled their dream by immersing themselves in Dutch culture and customs for a while. Also Corrado from Italy who will spend his Dutch dream for a semester in Bloemendaal or the surrounding area. For him, the Exchange Travel Active is looking for an enthusiastic host family who can give him a warm home until January 2023.
exchange with the netherlands Corrado participates in the Dutch high school exchange program Travel Active. Travel Active’s High School Holland offers international students the opportunity to become a part of Dutch culture by giving them a home with a Dutch family and allowing them to attend high school here. Cultural exchange is not just an adventure for foreign students. The host family also learns about the culture and ideas that the foreign student brings! You don’t have to travel far to discover other cultures, traditions and languages, because you can also bring the world into your home with a foreign student.
Who is Corrado? Corrado is a sociable and intelligent 16-year-old Italian student. He loves to be surrounded by friends, but also loves to ski and hike in the mountains with his family. Corrado likes to go to the gym a few times a week and also likes to watch a movie, listen to music, play a game or debate every now and then. Plus, Corrado can’t wait to start his Dutch adventure; “I am looking forward to making Dutch friends and being able to speak Dutch myself!” Get to know Corrado better! View his profile on the Travel Active website.
expertise Corrado follows a group of adventurers who have already expanded their horizons in the Netherlands. Like Clara from Brazil and Willa from the United States. They have now completed their high school year in Holland and had a great time here. “I really enjoy my exchange in Holland and that’s partly thanks to my host family. We do a lot of fun things together and I feel like I’m part of their family,” says Clara. The American Willa says that staying with a host family is a special and unique experience. “I live a real Dutch life up close. From cooking to cozy Friday evenings on the couch. At the same time, my host family also learns a lot about my culture and customs. So it’s a real exchange.”
Who offers Corrado a comfortable home in the Netherlands?
Young or old, single or a family with children? Anyone with the right intentions can be a host family in the eyes of Travel Active.
During the exchange, the host family and the student are supervised by a so-called local coordinator. This supervisor is a mainstay for the student and host family. The local coordinator also helps to learn about Dutch culture, for example by organizing local excursions. Travel Active organizes events for students and host families, so they can get to know each other and share experiences. Acceptance of a foreign student on a voluntary basis. The host family provides food and accommodation. Other costs for a student account or Travel Active.
Have you become curious about Corrado, other international students and/or the High School Holland programme? For more information, please contact the Highschool Holland team via [email protected], call 085222 4810 or visit the website.
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