A school exchange or a trip overseas is a fun experience, providing students and teachers with exposure to new cultures, languages and international awareness. It’s a valuable and often unique opportunity for young people to broaden their horizons beyond the classroom and to develop new skills, ideas and friendships.
Of course, the visit needs to be well planned, managed and conducted to help to keep everyone safe. We have created an International Visits toolkit which pulls together information to help you plan and run your exchange safely. The link is included in the downloads section at the bottom of this page.
The Department for Education’s Turing Scheme and Welsh Government’s Taith scheme provide funding for schools to take pupils abroad where the visit involves substantial contact with a partner school. If you need help identifying a possible partner school, the British Council can support you. Visit our Partner with a school webpage to find out how.