Exchange programs

  • Reciprocal Exchanges during school time
    • 1 to 6 months for children age 8 to 17
  • Reciprocal Exchanges during summer
    • flexible duration for children age 8 to 17

How It Works

We pride ourselves on the personal touch. We meet each family per­son­ally and we organise meet­ings for inter­ested fam­i­lies in our coun­tries. We as a team attend the family weekends so we can meet the international families to prepare them for their upcoming adventure. 

We are available for all and any questions, and often a Skype to our international partners helps so you can fully understand the new family, the culture and the routine your child will be immersed in.


Once a family match is made, we encourage you to begin communication. Family Skype calls etc are wonderful for getting to know one another. The children can also connect via social media and get to know each other.

We are on hand for all situations and advice on how to help your child settle in.

We will also advice and support you with preparing to host, how to ensure your international child is warmly welcome into your family and life. We will help you with any queries in relation to the hosting so you are comfortable with all aspects of the reciprocal exchange.

Aventuro Ireland

The exchange child becomes integrated into the the fam­ily, and is not a guest!

The chil­dren are chal­lenged to inte­grate them­selves to the best of their abil­ity, to accept the for­eign lifestyle habits and make the most of their exchange. They will need to adapt to the new fam­ily. The fam­i­lies treat the child like one of their own, with all parental rights and respon­si­bil­i­ties. The exchange child is part of the fam­ily, not a guest!

The chil­dren com­mu­ni­cate with their bio­log­i­cal fam­i­lies, but it is rec­om­mended that this does not occur more than once a week. The children can communicate with us any time they need.

For an exchange where school will be attended; the international child will ideally be placed by the welcoming family in the same school as the children in the house. The child con­tin­ues to attend school, does his/her home­work, writes exams and follows the routine of the family where the exchange takes place. Hob­bies, meet­ing friends, and of course spending hol­i­days, week­ends, par­ties and fam­ily reunions together with the new family.


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23 comments for “Exchange programs

  1. January 26, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Hello we are a family from north Spain and we woul love to welcome a foreinf child in summer , please let me know how to recall more informatin about it. Best regards.

    • ximena
      January 30, 2015 at 9:12 am

      Querida familia,
      Gracias por vuestro email. Si desean mayor información para acoger a un niño/a por favor escribir a
      Un afectuoso saludo,
      El equipo de Aventuro

    • Niamh malone
      November 3, 2015 at 3:23 pm

      I am in Galway Ireland close to Athenry, how can I participate in offering/renting accommodation and family life to a foreign student through your company?

  2. Marisol
    October 24, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Hello; I am interested in next summer exchanges for my daughter. She is 16.
    Could you send me information, please?


    • Ximena Niell Peña
      October 25, 2017 at 11:00 am

      Hello Marisol. Thank you for you message. In order to send you information about summer programs, can you tell us where do you live?
      Thank you very much.
      Aventuro Team

  3. Stori Zinkhann
    January 30, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Hello! Please send me information on this exchange. I am an educator near Cleveland, Ohio, USA and have students who are interested in your program. Thank you so much! -Stori

    • Helga Unseld
      January 31, 2018 at 11:55 pm

      Hello Stori, thank you for your interest in our program. We will answer you by email. Best regards, Helga

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