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Exploring China’s Social Media

Exploring China’s Social Media No Facebook? No Google? No Problem! Part of going on adventures abroad is sharing them, and the internet sure has made sharing easier! In the days of yore – before social media – getting hold of information involved a load of cumbersome Encyclopaedias and showing your holiday snaps to your faraway friends meant […]

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How to become bilingual ?

How to become bilingual ? Knowledge of a second language has become increasingly important for both personal and professional growth. Whether you are working for a multinational company or simply enjoy traveling and long to immerse yourself in different cultures, being bilingual offers a breadth of advantages. Celebrities like Bradley Cooper and Johny Depp, both […]

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Coming back home after a language and cultural exchange

Coming back home after a language and cultural exchange Back to reality How can you deal with your return home after a cultural and language exchange? Time, thought and innumerable to-do lists are invested in the preparation of a french or spanish exchange. However, we never prepare for coming back home! For some reason, the […]

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Back to Reality

Coming back home after a language and cultural exchange Back to reality So much time and thought, not to mention countless to-do lists, are invested into preparing for an exchange abroad, but there’s one thing that we’re never quite ready for: coming home. (Not sure how to prepare for your trip? Consult our recipe for […]

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Recipe for a great exchange: the student

Recipe for a great exchange: the student If it’s the first time that you’re embarking on an exchange, it can be difficult to know how to approach it. To help you to ensure that your time abroad is nothing short of spectacular, we’ve come up with the perfect recipe for making the most of your […]

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Recipe for a great exchange: the host family

Recipe for a great exchange: the host family For a young person, embarking on an exchange abroad can be like launching yourself into unknown territory and they may not quite know what to expect. During their time abroad, the host family is responsible for ensuring their wellbeing and good behaviour; and may act as a […]

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Where could languages take you?

Where could languages take you? Jobs for bilinguals: what’s in store for language learners? What if you could hop into a time machine to see what you might be doing in 20 years? We can’t deliver a time machine, well not yet anyway, but we can give you an idea of what kind of jobs […]

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How young people benefit from cultural exchanges

How young people benefit from cultural exchanges More and more people are beginning to understand why learning a language is important. As a result we’re all wondering what the best way to learn a language is. The immersion technique through cultural exchanges is quickly becoming a favorite. So what’s so great about cultural exchanges? There […]

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What you need to know about Chinese customs

What you need to know about Chinese customs Navigating Chinese Customs Every culture has its customs. When you greet a friend in Paris, you kiss them once on each cheek; in Provence you kiss them three times. Tibetans stick out their tongues to greet one another, whereas in some cultures it’s customary to press your […]

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Found in Translation

Found in Translation When you’re been living a bilingual life, life in one language can become a little frustrating. Yes really! During a language or cultural exchange you can get accustomed to life in two languages, with two language’s worth of words and all their nuances. How do you go back to monolingual life after […]

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Discovering German Culture

Discovering German Culture New member of the Kinder Exchange team, Juliana Huber, tells us about German customs and why she loves discovering new cultures. Sure, it may signify the end of summer, but it also seems to signify new beginnings. With a new school year comes new challenges, new projects, new adventures, and a lot […]

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What to expect from your Kinder Exchange

What to expect from your Kinder Exchange If you’ve never done it before, the process of organising your exchange might seem like a mammoth task; and the idea of finding the perfect family and location – nigh on impossible! This is why we try to make your planning your exchange as simple as possible by […]

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Provins: the Jewel of Medieval France

Provins: the Jewel of Medieval France Nestled in the heart of the Champagne region lies one of the most significant, beautiful, and well-preserved Medieval towns in France. Stepping through the gates of Provins feels a little like stepping back in time as it’s not only the buildings that have been preserved, but the medieval traditions […]

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The truth behind the classroom myths

The truth behind the classroom myths At school, no one seems to take language classes very seriously. I didn’t particularly enjoy them either; I could never imagine being able speak French fluently and it all just seemed like a waste of time. Somehow 10 years later I’m living and working in France. Recently I’ve been […]

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Fontainebleau : the True Home of Kings

Fontainebleau : the True Home of Kings Just a stone’s throw from the capital, Fontainebleau is a favourite weekend destination for Parisians looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city and to breathe in that fresh countryside air. If you have already visited #Fontainebleau this will come as no surprise, nestled in […]

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How to explore Paris

How to explore Paris Hemos hablado de qué explorar en París, pero ahora nos tenemos que preguntar, ¿cómo moverse dentro de esta gran ciudad? Gran parte de la magia de conocer una ciudad proviene de la forma en las que uno se mueve de un lugar a otro, y hacer que tu viaje sea toda […]

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Finding the perfect gift for your host family

Finding the perfect gift for your host family You’re fairly confident that you’re on track and organised for your exchange abroad. Plane tickets? Check! French phrase book? Check! Gift for your host family? Eh? Finding a gift for your host family is an important part of your exchange preparation. This gift doesn’t need to be […]

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The Benefits of Becoming a Host Family

The Benefits of Becoming a Host Family Opening the door of your home to an exchange student can be one of the most rewarding and life-changing experiences of your life. Your family would have an extraordinary opportunity to experience different cultures first hand and to create lifelong relationships with people and families around the world. […]

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