What Is an Exchange?

An exchange is a reciprocal travel program in which you and your students will travel abroad and be hosted by a partner school and later host this same school in your own hometown.

During the exchange you will be fully immersed in the daily life of your foreign host by attending their local school, participating in sports and extra curricular activities, sharing dinners with your host family and experiencing their daily routine.

  • Typically exchange programs run for 9-15 days (exact dates and times will be determined by you and your partner school)
  • It is customary that European schools visit North America in the fall and North American schools travel to Europe the following spring (to be determined by you and your exchange partner)
  • During an exchange, teachers can organize cultural excursions to nearby cities and attractions, further enriching the travel experience

An exchange is one of the most rewarding travel opportunities for students, teachers and communities alike!

The Benefits of Organizing an Exchange with Prométour

We help you find an exchange partner

By working with a vast network of schools across continents, we will help you find a partner school that fits your unique needs and matches your interests.

Need a new exchange partner?

In the event where you suddenly need a new exchange partner, we will work quickly to find you a new one by drawing on our network of schools, saving you the hassle of restarting the search from zero.

We have local offices where we organize exchanges

With offices in the U.S., Canada, France and Spain, we only organize exchange programs in countries where we are located. This is to ensure that we have deep connections with the schools and families we work with. You can have the peace of mind that Prométour is nearby  in the event of an emergency.

Travel worry free

Participating in an exchange program organized by Prométour means that you will be covered by our comprehensive insurance policy and have access to our emergency services and safety protocols as you would during a regular student tour.

Take advantage of our travel expertise

As experts In organizing student tours, we will take care of all of the logistics involved in your exchange (flights, transportation, etc.). We can also help you plan cultural excursions and sightseeing opportunities that will make your expertise exchange even more memorable!

How to Set-Up an Exchange Program?

With Prométour it couldn’t be easier!

Step 1: Fill out the request a quote form in which you provide info about your school and exchange preferences. When this form is submitted to Prométour we then work to find you potential partner schools by reviewing and matching your profiles

Step 2: We will email you potential partner school profiles to review

Step 3: If you are pleased with a match, the next step would be for us to help put you and the foreign teacher from the partner school in contact. During this initial contact it is important for both teachers to review what they are looking for and discuss their expectations, such as how long they would like to be hosted, how many students they expect to travel with and how many students they can in turn host in their own country

Step 4: If both teachers feel compatible they will then let Prométour know and we will begin building a trip itinerary

Step 5: Last but not least, we will help you to organize your parent meetings, set-up your student registration platform online and violà- you will be ready to engage in a cultural exchange that will leave a lasting impact on you and your students!