The new ISP Buddy Exchange Programme launched in autumn 2018 with the first student exchanges taking place from February 2019 onwards.

The programme enables reciprocal learning exchanges between ISP schools for a period of one month for students aged 14–17. Our students have the unique opportunity to connect with other people, other cultures and other countries and can experience another truly collaborative learning experience.

The ISP Buddy Exchange Programme offers our students amazing and diverse learning opportunities within a safe and secure environment. Buddy exchange students are able to gain real-world learning skills and greater independence. They prepare for a trip across the world, live in a new home with a new and supportive family, have the chance to thrive in a new learning environment with projects and assignments aimed at their level of learning and understanding, and they receive daily support and guidance from colleagues and other students in their new school. Students enjoy a memorable international and cultural learning experience to develop their language skills, communicate ideas in a different way, share good practice and create long-term friendships across the world.

In 2020, we have launch the ISP Virtual Buddy Exchange Programme (VBEP). VBEP brings students and schools from across the world together for a unique international and cultural learning experience. Providing an eight-week-long programme of weekly video calls, the programme offers diverse opportunities for amazing learning and lifelong friendships in a safe and secure online environment in which students reach out beyond their local school community practising communication and language skills, whilst discovering new cultures and topics.

To find out more about the ISP VIRTUAL Buddy Exchange Programme 2020, please contact your school’s Admissions Office or download the Handbook and the application form: