School exchange programmes to boost language skills

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Smart language programmes

Living and conversing with native speakers is the ideal way to strengthen and broaden language skills. Pupils ‘buddy up’ with their exchange student, attending classes in school and activities after school.

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Student wellbeing

Our schools partner with established language schools and their homestay networks. Their experience and thoroughness provides a fun and safe environment for your students and peace of mind for you.

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Prices that are affordable

We work with you to create a programme that meets your needs. Prices typically range from €495 to €900 per student for a two week stay, with one accompanying teacher travelling free for every 15 students.

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Read about how exchange programmes are building bridges for Latymer School.

Our programmes

Our bi-directional Smart Language programmes not only offer students great opportunities to develop their language skills, but also cultural immersion and improved chances of exam success. They are ideal for secondary and sixth form students aged 14 to 17 and involve a minimum of 2 weeks in each school.

Each school hosts at least one conversation club and one afternoon activity per week, as well as one cultural workshop.

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Students will
  • Speak the language with their home stay family and in new situations
  • Learn about the culture of their home country

Example workshops include an in-school debate on a pre-agreed topic or a guest speaker followed by a discussion. Afternoon activities are after school time and could be things like a visit to a local place of interest within easy reach or a fun team activity to help promote and develop language skills.

Example timetable
Time Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Morning Welcome and meet with homestay hosts Meet class mates and orientation Classes at school Full day excursion
Afternoon Language based activity Language and conversation Conversation classes + debating competition
After school activity Free time After school activity
Evening With hosts

Our student care

Child welfare is paramount and all our partner schools and language providers have been vetted to ensure their suitability by the the relevant agencies. Furthermore all our partners and schools:

  • Promote safe practice and challenge poor and unsafe practice
  • In the UK all teachers have been DBS checked
  • Contribute to effective partnerships between all those involved with providing services for children
  • Prevent unsuitable people working with students
  • Identify instances where there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare, and take appropriate action to keep them safe

And all third party providers to our partners and schools:

  • Have been checked and verified with regards to their suitability
  • Have comprehensive liability insurance

Our schools

Our full portfolio of participating schools in France, Spain and the UK will be ready to share with you here shortly. Get in touch to learn more or let us know if you are interested in joining our network.

Why us

We take away the drudge and uncertainties of you setting up school exchanges for your pupils. We know it is a time consuming process which takes you away from teaching, studying and learning. We will do everything for you. You tell us what you want and we make it happen.

We are a partnership between the language school agencies, Kilómetros & Millas in Spain, and gostudylink in the UK. Our keen focus on customer care is backed by years of experience working in both the language learning and travel sectors.

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Laura Iglesias

My passion for languages started at university with a degree in translation and interpreting. After ten years with a couple of well known multi-national companies I started a new business – Kilómetros & Millas. It is a one-stop shop for foreign languages: translation, language training and language courses out of Spain. We have visited and chosen the best language schools from around the world that match our ethos and passion.

Our school exchange programme, ‘Let’s Swap Schools’, is a natural evolution of our language business. It gives students the opportunity to gain a real and lasting interest in foreign languages from an early age in a safe environment. What really makes us different is our personalised service. We take care of everything from start to finish so you don’t have to.

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Damian Breen

Languages are in the Breen genes. My father is a Chinese speaker, my brother lectures in Japanese. I didn’t want to get left behind – so I studied Russian at university! My passion for languages is combined with an in-built love of travel and exploring, and the joy of learning about new cultures.

After living and working in various countries around the world I launched gostudylink. We have been matching students to bespoke language courses since 2011. Let’s Swap Schools puts a new twist on school exchange programmes by giving students the opportunity to experience day to day school life in a different country as well as offering interesting and fun after school activities, at an affordable price.

Contact us


  • +34 988 985 327
  • Bedoya 6, Entl. Oficina 2, 32004 Ourense


  • +44 20 7478 1616
  • 1 High Street, Knaphill, Woking, Surrey GU21 2PG