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.
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.
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.
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.
Welcome and meet with homestay hosts
Meet class mates and orientation
Classes at school
Full day excursion
Language based activity
Language and conversation
Conversation classes + debating competition
After school activity
After school activity
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 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.
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.
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.
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.