Placements available on the J-1 Visa program through the U.S. Department of State. Work placements of up to 3 months at a U.S. summer camp, followed by an optional 1 month...
Once in a lifetime experience
Submitted by Navarre - Los Angeles United States | April 09, 2018
Teaching in Thailand will have it's challenges and make no mistake its a real job in an unfamiliar culture, but the Interexchange network and support not only made the transition manageable it made it fun.
- The orientation introduces you to dozens of fellow teachers around Thailand and prepares you for potential issues
- The compensation is more than fair especially considering the low cost of living in Thailand
- The international work experience is invaluable
- If there is ever a problem, you can your support staff and get friendly help immediately
This is an outstanding opportunity for both professional and personal growth!
Program: Teach English in Thailand
InterExchange responded to this review April 13, 2018 at 1:48 PM
Glad things have gone smoothly and we're grateful for your positive comments, Navarre! If there's anything we can help with along the way don't hesitate to be in touch, and enjoy the rest of your program to the fullest - we know that you will!! ~InterExchange
The experience of a lifetime
Submitted by Kelsie Balon - Civitanova Marche Italy | March 06, 2018
I am absolutely loving my time in the Le Marche region! I am currently in the middle of my placement (March 2018) and I couldn't be happier with the program or the opportunities. First of all, the family I am with is wonderful and fully accommodating. They always go the extra mile to make me feel welcome and included in their day-to-day activities, and they are very willing to try and communicate even through the language barrier. Their friends and extended family are aways kind and encouraging as well. I have built a great relationship with both the parents and the children through tutoring, family dinners, and group trips around the country.
Secondly, working at the school has been a wholly unique and fulfilling experience. I teaching English in the United States, so I was excited at the challenge of teaching children in a different language, and even though I don't speak any Italian I have been able to foster great connections with students and teachers alike. I expressed my willingness to take on larger groups of kids during in-class work time, and the teachers I am paired with have allowed me to develop my own lesson activities. It has been a rewarding challenge and has opened my eyes to how I can better assist my EL students back in the States.
Finally, I have also had the chance to do a bit of traveling while I am here. Italy is a truly beautifully and entirely unique country, and I am grateful for the chance to see some of the places I have always dreamed of visiting.
InterExchange has provided me with one of the most remarkable and unforgettable experiences of my life. Italy and it's inhabitants will forever hold a special place in my heart. I highly recommend this program to anyone looking for a chance to not just tour Italy, but become immersed in it's culture and history, and to take part in all it has to offer.
Program: School Teaching Assistant Italy
InterExchange responded to this review April 13, 2018 at 1:45 PM
So glad you've enjoyed your program Kelsie! Le Marche is a beautiful place and we hope you'll spread the word so future travelers can discover it's secrets. Congratulations on a successful experience and let us know if we can help with anything moving forward. ~InterExchange
A Kiwi dream
Submitted by Eric Brown - Washington DC United States | February 03, 2018
Inner exchange provides me with an amazing experience. They made my trip so easy. From setting up my cellphone and bank account before I Gorbachev to NZ, to walking us through different seasonal jobs, places to work and over all what each region in NZ was known for. This information was invaluable for finding a job. Besides the amazing job help, the community is mainly what makes this special. The built in commjnkth you come into when you get there is amazing. Everyone’s coming alone from around the world. It’s great to know that you have a community being so far from home. I met my best friends my first day in NZ thanks to them and ended up traveling/working with them for the next year! Their knowledge and community is what made this year of working abroad so special an memorable.
Program: Work and Travel in New Zealand
Submitted by Betty Thomas | February 02, 2018
Being able to au pair in such a beautiful place with such an amazing family has beyond exceeded all on my expectations, and having a great company, InterExchange, to help you through has made it even easier. I would 100% suggest this to anyone who loves children and seeing the world.
Program: Au Pair in New Zealand
InterExchange responded to this review April 13, 2018 at 1:40 PM
So glad you had a positive experience and would recommend the program! We have lots of friendly hosts looking for au pairs like you so we hope you're spread the word. Thanks for the review and best of luck! ~InterExchange
A year in Australia!
Submitted by Operahousedrugs - Seattle United States | February 01, 2018
I had an absolutely amazing time in Australia! However I received a lot less guidance than was promised. While staff was very kind and tried to help, the temp jobs try offered were few and far between. I was not satisfied with the money I paid for this company, but I will say that being able to partner with someone was a big reassurance when moving across the world. So for that, I say thank you. Thank you for giving me the little push I needed to get out and go!
Program: Work and Travel in Australia
InterExchange responded to this review April 13, 2018 at 1:39 PM
Thanks so much for your comments! We're glad the program was able to offer reassurance and even more glad that your time in Oz was amazing. :-) We're always eager to add further value for future travelers so we'd welcome the chance to speak if you feel there's anything specific that you would have liked on your program. Feel free to be in touch and in the meantime, all of our very best to you in your next adventure! ~InterExchange