By the end of August, dozens of exchange students from around the world are making their dream come true by immersing themselves in Dutch culture and customs for a period of time. This includes Wei-Ting from Taiwan, who will spend his dream year in the Netherlands in Alphen aan den Rijn or the surrounding area.
Exchange to Holland
Wei-Ting participates in High School Holland’s exchange program for Travel Active. The High School Holland program in Travel Active gives foreign students the opportunity to truly become part of Dutch culture by offering them a home with a Dutch family and giving them the opportunity to go to high school here.
“A cultural exchange is not only an adventure for the foreign student. The host family also learns about the culture and the insight that a foreign student brings. That way you do not have to travel far to discover other cultures, traditions and languages because you can also bring the world into your home with a foreign student, ”according to Travel Active.
Who is Wei Ting?
Wei-Ting is a 17-year-old talkative boy from Taiwan who is called Austin by his family. He likes to engage in sports activities with his family, which is why they cycle regularly. He also plays volleyball in his spare time and goes to musicals. At school he is in the Chinese Ochestra Band and plays the Chinese Dulicimer.
During his exchange, Wei-Ting plans to be open-minded and eager to integrate into the life of his host family, as well as teach you about Taiwanese culture. “I have never been to Europe before, so I hope to learn more about the nature and culture there during my exchange. This is a great opportunity for me to step out of my comfort zone and go on a journey of discovery in the Netherlands. ”
Wei-Ting follows a group of adventurers who have already expanded their horizons in the Netherlands. Like Clara from Brazil and Willa from the USA. They have now finished their High School Holland years and enjoyed themselves here. “I really enjoy my exchange in the Netherlands, and it’s thanks in part to my host family. We do a lot of fun things together and I feel like I’m part of their family, Clara says.
The American Willa says that living with a host family is a special and unique experience. “I experience the real Dutch life up close. From cooking to cozy Friday nights on the couch. At the same time, my host family also learns a lot about my culture and customs. So it’s a real exchange. ” Every year, many young people come to Holland to make their ‘High School Holland’ dream come true.
Who offers Wei-Ting a cozy home in the Netherlands?
Young or old, single or a family with children? Anyone with the right intentions can be a host family in the eyes of Travel Actives. For Wei-Ting, Travel Active is looking for an enthusiastic host family who can offer him a warm home until the summer holidays of 2023.
During the exchange, the host family and the student are supervised by a so-called local coordinator. This tutor is the cornerstone of the student and host family. The local coordinator also helps to get to know Dutch culture, for example by arranging local tours. Travel Active organizes events for students and host families so they can get to know each other and exchange experiences. It is voluntary to accept a foreign student. The host family provides food and accommodation. The other costs are at the student’s expense or Travel Active.
For more information, please contact the High School Holland team via firstname.lastname@example.org, call 085 222 4810 or visit the website.