School-to-School Exchange

 

Foundation for the Future, working in association with CCI Spain in Madrid and Greenheart International in Chicago, IL, is an international cultural exchange program designed to deepen students’ understanding of language and culture through experiential learning.  To-date, the foundation has provided over 5,000 students with the lifelong benefits of a cultural exchange experience. 

 

The ripple effect of this program goes beyond the classroom. Funds acquired from the School-to-School program allow Foundation for the Future to financially support numerous ecological and educational projects such as the ecological center Casita Verde on the island of Ibiza. Read more about the many other projects and organizations we support who share our mission and vision for an environmentally and socially sustainable future. 

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

 

The School-to-School exchange program matches international student groups to attend academic classes and live with local families for 2-3 weeks in one another’s home country. This academic exchange offers an opportunity for students and teachers to be immersed in a host country’s language while providing creative opportunities to incorporate coursework within their curriculum.

 

Most groups consist of 10-20 students accompanied by a teacher. Groups can be larger or smaller depending on the needs and resources of the schools.

 

PROGRAM INCLUDES
 

  • Round trip international plane ticket

  • Foundation support

  • Comprehensive medical and accident insurance

  • Welcome orientation

  • Accommodation and meals with a volunteer family

  • Participation in school classes

  • Two cultural activities a week

  • Two full day excursions during the program

  • Contact 24 hours / day for emergencies

  • Roundtrip transfers to the nearest airport

 

DATES AND DURATION

A typical program usually lasts about 3 weeks per exchange trip, usually taking place in the autumn and spring seasons. However, all dates are flexible and are subject to negotiation between the two schools.

 

PROGRAM COST

Participating as a host school does not entail any cost. Please contact us for pricing on reciprocal travel fee details such as student airfare, medical and accident insurance and organizational support. Teachers travel free with a group of 12 or more students.

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