Laure Colombier Chevalier lives with her husband and children 18 and 15 years old in the beautiful historic town of Fontainebleau, in France. Graduate of a Master in Education Science, Laure worked both as a primary school teacher and for International Privates Companies. She did many trips abroad. Her own teenage son and younger daughter gained so much from travelling abroad that she decided to launch Kinder Exchange.
Carol Bullman has been working with Kinder Exchange since the beginning of our adventure in 2011. She spent 22 years in London where she ran the letting department of an estate agents and managed the refurbishment of several buildings. She has two teenage sons and now lives in a village in North Somerset. Originally from Northern Ireland but spent 3 years at school in Brussels. Before having children she went travelling around the world for a year. She visited more than 50 cities in 13 countries, and has since then travelled widely in Western Europe. "I can't wait to get my backpack on again - it's the variety of culture which makes travel so special. The best way to get to know a country and its people is to totally embrace the experience, it's so rewarding."
Clara Bodnar is a french student in Toronto. As a translation student, I have always had a great interest in foreign languages. As a child, I had the chance to take part in several exchange programs and I am very aware of the benefits that can be derived from this type of journey. Today, my field of study remains one that allows me to travel in a lot of different countries and learn about new cultures and lifestyles. Rather than saying that it is good to dare to go out of your comfort zone, I like to say that you have to expand it, and that is what I try to apply when I travel, and encourage other people to do.
Congcong Shang studied in several European cities for her Master degree between 2008 and 2010. After achieving a PhD on Materials Science and Engineering, Congcong lives now with her French husband in Nantes, France. Highly interested in travel, nature and different cultures, she and her husband are always prepared to move to other countries. Congcong realized from her experiences that immersing in foreign families is the most efficient way to learn, think and improve while having fun. She believes Kinder Exchange is a great solution to make immersions happen. She takes care of foreign language and cultural exchanges with China, France and other countries in the world.