Japan - Greece - Australia - Costa Rica - USA

Spider FAQ
  • Outbound - FAQ’s
  • 1. What makes this exchange program different from others?

    Texas Global Education and Cultural Exchange has partnered with long-standing organizations who strive to make this opportunity as well-rounded an experience as possible. We do not ‘tour’ your child around the country.  We place him/her in a home with children of the same approximate age in order to create an immersion environment. This way, your child will see and experience a part of the culture that no tourist ever sees. Your child will also be immersed in the language and lifestyles of the inhabitants of that country. No other exchange can offer the same experience.

  • 2. What if I can’t speak Japanese, Greek or Spanish?

    You will have a chaperone to contact who can speak English. Homestays and coordinators in the country can speak some English. You will have some training and a cheat book of phrases.

  • 3. Will my child be safe? How will I know?

    Our partners in each country have tight security guidelines and Japan is one of the safest countries you can travel to. Your child will be in contact with an English speaking chaperone and will be staying with a family who has been carefully screened.

  • 4. Who is chosen as a chaperone?

    Each delegation will be escorted by a chaperone who has been carefully screened. Background checks are run on applicants and interviews are done by our staff before they are chosen. They are trained in their assigned duties before the exchange.

  • 5. Will there be some sort of training or orientation before my child leaves?

    Yes, we have developed a detailed orientation program and literature to help acquaint you and your child with the country he/she will be traveling to. We want this to be a safe and exciting exchange filled with learning in all areas.

  • 6. What if my child gets sick while in the other country?

    We purchase medical insurance for each child while he/she is in the foreign country. The host family is instructed in use of the insurance

  • 7. Are there scholarships available?

    Yes! We do have scholarships. This year we have several scholarships available:


    • Ten $500.00 scholarships available for Texas delegates to travel to Japan
    • Ten $250.00 scholarships for Texas delegates to travel to Costa Rica.