New Zealand Switzerland Exchange

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  • Immerse yourself fully in the French language
  • Make friendships and memories to last a lifetime
  • Experience life in another country

About the exchange

The New Zealand Switzerland Exchange is a non profit organisation which allows Year 12 students of French to experience life and school in French speaking Switzerland for a period of eight weeks at a relatively low cost.

  • New Zealand families host a Swiss student in August/September.
  • Our New Zealand students travel to Switzerland in December/January to stay with their host sister/brother’s family.
  • The exchange culminates in a trip to Paris.
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Take a look at our past participants’ testimonials to find our why the exchange is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our students and their families!



Paris Trip

Before flying back to New Zealand, we organise a four day trip to Paris.

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Related documents about the New Zealand Switzerland Exchange.

Guidelines for host families

What is expected of the students while they are with their host family?

FAQ - Hosting

Frequently asked questions - Hosting a Swiss student and life in Switzerland.

FAQ - General

Frequently asked questions - General.

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Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions.