“Going to France was the best two months of my life!”

My experience in France was the best two months of my life so far and I would do it again in a heartbeat! It has made me a more confident person and given me more perspective about life.

My host family was very caring and generous and wanted me to have the best experience I could. I had two younger host siblings aged 6 and 7 and they were very helpful in making me feel comfortable in the family.

“Just do it, if you have any feeling of wanting to go on exchange, do it. It will change your life for the better.”

My favourite memory would have to be at the very end of my exchange when I met up with everyone from the beginning of the trip in Paris. We had all been through the same thing but we all had such different experiences so it was interesting hearing those stories. We all became pretty close after only being with each other for around 3 days for the orientations and it was great because we were all from different countries so we all made friends we never would have if we hadn’t gone on this exchange.

I’d like to go back to France for a couple of months when I’ve finished year 12 and stay with a student we hosted this year. I would also like to live in France for a couple of years eventually and speak fluently.

If everyone could go on exchange the world would be a more peaceful place because everyone would be exposed to different cultures which would create understanding.

Laura – Student from Australia to France

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