"When I decided to do an exchange year, I made the big decision to go away from family and friends, which is not easy especially when you don't know what to expect from this year away. But now I can tell you it was the right decision. This year away gives you so much; you see life from another point of view, see how people live on the other side of the world, make new friends, eat food you have never eaten before, learn new kinds of sports.... This year offers you to do and experience things you wouldn't have done or experienced at home. You can't imagine how an exchange year is, before you experienced it."
Daniel Schneider from Switzerland, on exchange in New Zealand 2005