InterExchange
97% Rating
(33 Reviews)

InterExchange

InterExchange is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting cross-cultural awareness through international work and volunteer exchange programs. For 40+ years, InterExchange has connected young adults from all over the world with life-changing international cultural exchange opportunities.

We help young adults find opportunities including paid and volunteer English-teaching positions, Au Pair and English tutoring placements with host families, Working Holiday visa programs and Spanish Immersion. Through its grant opportunities the InterExchange Foundation supports young adults pursuing overseas service experiences.

Everyone on our experienced team has lived abroad. We're here to help you find the right program for your goals and support you leading up to, during and after your overseas adventure!

Most Recent Program Reviews

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Emma
Female
23 years old
MI
University of Michigan

Interexchange- Teaching Assistant France

10/10

My experience with the Interexchange teaching assistant program was a overall positive. I was placed at a boarding school in Northern France, and lived in an apartment with a german teaching assistant, another english teaching assistant, and two spanish teaching assistants. Living in the apartment with people around my age with such diverse backgrounds was one of the coolest parts of my experience. I also felt like I had a lot of freedom to travel around on my time off, something I valued.

PROS: I was in constant contact with my InterExchange representative, Sophie, and she was extremely welcoming and helpful. I felt comfortable reaching out to her with any concerns- about the program, the town I was in, or just questions about things to do in France in general. She looked after me very well and always made sure I was enjoying my experience. Also, the workload was not overwhelming in anyway.

CONS: I was in a very small town, and traveling around on the weekends was a little more difficult that I originally planned. I wished that I had voiced before I was placed that I would have preferred a larger city. I also had a goal of being very fluent and confident in my French, but spoke mostly English at the school and with my roomates. Even though my living situation was one of my favorite parts, doing a homestay might have helped with this.

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Alexis
Female
25 years old
Toronto
University of Puget Sound

Great Experience

10/10

I have done the Work and Travel in Canada program twice and have totally loved it. While traveling throughout Canada, I was able to be completely independent, however, I always knew I had a network of resources whenever I had questions that I could rely on. The Toronto office SWAP staff were incredibly welcoming and were very helpful when I needed assistance finding housing downtown. I am really happy I discovered this program and was able to experience all that Canada has to offer! :)

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Phoenix
Male
25 years old
Washington D.C.
American University

An experience of a lifetime

10/10

Teaching English the in a small village in Northern Thailand was the experience of a lifetime. From the eager to learn students, to the kind-hearted locals, to the weekend adventures around the country, to the mind-bogglingly delicious food and breathtaking nature, I will always remember my experience fondly.

InterExchange was incredibly helpful in helping to acclimate us to our new environment and provided dedicated support through the 6 month program. I would highly recommend InterExchange for anyone looking to have an enriching and comprehensive experience teaching English abroad.

Amber
Female
22 years old
Columbus, Ohio

I love Work and Travel Canada!

10/10

I moved to Toronto in May 2016 two days after completing my undergraduate degree.

My first job was being boat deckhand on Lake Ontario, where I got to see the Toronto skyline from the water nearly every day. Through this job I met people from all over the world, as many of my coworkers were also on working holiday visas. In early fall I spent my days outdoors taking in the fresh air while providing maintenance to a golf course. During the holiday season I worked in sales at Lush Cosmetics with a lot of really cool people. Right now I am employed as an ice skating instructor at an outdoor rink at the Toronto Harbourfront - I get to watch the planes fly into the islands while taking in the beautiful skyline. :)

InterExchange is amazing and there to assist every step of the way during the application process and after. I seriously can't say enough good things about them! The hosting center here (SWAP) is equally as awesome. They will help you find housing, a job, and have regular social events for you to meet and hang out with other swappers. Additionally, the staff is incredibly friendly and really make you feel like you have a home away from home.

I've enjoyed Canada so much that I am currently in the process of applying for a second visa! My highlights here have included (but are definitely not limited to) being feet away from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Pride, exploring Nuit Blanche (an overnight event where the city is transformed into an artistic playground), and a whirlwind trip to Montreal where I hiked up Mount Royal. I'm planning on spending another summer in Toronto (because summer in this city is AMAZING) and then hoping to work on somewhere up north in the winter so I can see the northern lights. Or I might apply to work at a ski resort out west. There are so many options!

I would recommend this program to anyone, but especially to someone who wants to travel and explore but is nervous about being far from home. I feel comforted knowing that in an emergency I can take a bus to my family for less than $100.

Work and Travel Canada has changed my life. I've learned that you don't have to go far to live with a travel mindset - it's all about getting out of your comfort zone and taking chances. I've loved exploring Toronto (it's such an interesting and multicultural city) and I've made friends from all over the world. I can't wait to see what more adventures are in store. I'm so thankful for this program!

Abby
Female
23 years old
Houston, Texas

Appreciative Camp Counsellor!

10/10

I applied with Interexchange to get a visa work at an arts camp I had gone to as a camper. It's so expensive and confusing to go through traditional routes for my employer and me. This program made it so simple! The staff were quick to respond and willing to answer all my questions. Thanks to them, I was able to get my visa in practically no time. I'll be applying again with them for next summer.

Program Listings

Italy

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If you're looking for a life-changing adventure in Italy, look no further. InterExchange empowers you to share your culture a...

Canada

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The InterExchange Work & Travel Canada program gives U.S. citizens between the ages of 18 and 35 a chance to experience a bea...

France

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Our Conversation Coach in France program offers a more relaxed and intimate environment to teach English in France. In exchan...

Thailand

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Start with orientation in Chiang Mai or Bangkok and then embark into a new world... Speaking English is a requirement for edu...

Australia

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InterExchange Au Pair Australia involves a six-month live-in placement with a vetted host family, followed by the option to t...

Australia

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This program is about FUN, independence, friendships ...and yes: working to help fund your travels. Start with three or seven...

Netherlands

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As an au pair, you will provide a maximum of 30 hours/5 days of child care per week (max 8 hours/day). You may be asked to ba...

France

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The InterExchange School Teaching Assistant France program involves a 6-12 week placement assisting one or more full-time tea...

New Zealand

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Backpacking, camping, climbing, hiking, swimming...New Zealand is a paradise for any lover of the outdoors, and it's laid bac...

Spain

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We offer two great ways to teach English in Spain - choose the one that's right for you! Conversation Coach You’ll be welcome...

New Zealand

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**Au pairs are in high demand! Sign up today and we'll get started matching you with welcoming host families!** InterExchange...

France

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We offer three Au Pair France programs. Choose the right fit for your goals! Au Pair – Paris Region (8 to 12 months) Live as...

Guatemala

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You've wanted to improve your Spanish for years... If you could just immerse yourself in a Spanish language setting for awhil...

Costa Rica

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You've wanted to improve your Spanish for years... If you could just immerse yourself in a Spanish language setting for awhil...

Ireland

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U.S. citizens have access to a Working Holiday Authorization in Ireland, giving you up to a year to travel and work in the Em...