fork At the end of August, dozens of exchange students from all over the world fulfilled their dream by immersing themselves in Dutch culture and customs for a while. This includes Jie-Sen from Taiwan, who will spend his dream year in the Netherlands in Doorn or the surrounding area. For him, the Exchange Travel Active is looking for an enthusiastic host family who can give him a warm home until the summer vacation of 2023.
Jie-Sen participates in Travel Active’s Dutch high school exchange program. High School Holland’s Travel Active program offers international students the opportunity to become a part of Dutch culture by giving them a home with a Dutch family and allowing them to attend high school here.
cultural experience Cultural exchange is not just an adventure for foreign students. The host family also learns about the culture and ideas that the foreign student brings. Traveling is not necessary to discover other cultures, traditions, and languages, because the world can also be brought home with a foreign student.
Who is JIE-SEN? Jie-Sen is a 16-year-old boy from Taiwan, whose family and friends name him Jason. He is very musical and plays different instruments such as trumpet and guitar. Besides music, Jie-Sen is also interested in sports, playing basketball and badminton. He would also like to do it in the Netherlands.
After school it can often be found in the library to study with friends. ,, I would like to broaden my horizons and make foreign friends. I also hope to master the Dutch language.” Watch him Profile personly on the Travel Active website.
expertise Jie-Sen follows a group of adventurers who have already expanded their horizons in the Netherlands. Like Clara from Brazil and Willa from the United States. They have now completed their high school year in Holland and had a great time here. †I’m really enjoying my exchange in Holland and that’s in part thanks to my host family. We do a lot of fun things together and I feel like a part of their family,” Clara says.
The American Willa says that staying with a host family is a special and unique experience. I live the real Dutch life up close. From cooking to cozy Friday evenings on the couch. At the same time, my host family also learns a lot about my culture and customs. So it’s a real exchange.”
warm house Anyone with the right intentions can be a host family in the eyes of Travel Active. During the exchange, the host family and the student are supervised by a so-called local coordinator. This supervisor is a mainstay for the student and host family. The local coordinator also helps to learn about Dutch culture, for example by organizing local excursions.
Travel Active organizes events for students and host families, so they can get to know each other and share experiences. Acceptance of a foreign student on a voluntary basis. The host family provides food and accommodation. Other costs for a student account or Travel Active.
Lots of young people come to Holland every year to fulfill their dream of ‘Dutch High School’ – Travel Active
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