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What is Via Families?

Via Families is an online platform that allows families to organise linguistic, cultural, academic and sporting exchanges between their children and students.

Without the use of intermediaries or organisations, each family is free to browse other families privately and with confidence and then choose the families with whom they wish to contact...

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How does it works?

- Sign up, create a profile
- Search for families and contact them
- Reach an agreement and travel!

Having a complete profile lets other families know that you are serious about finding the perfect exchange and increases your chances of doing so.

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Step by step

Between both the filters that you selected (general and specific), and your cover letter, your profile should be very clear. However, just in case, here is some useful advice on how to better describe oneself.

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Before, during and after your trip

Start your search with plenty of time to spare. Contact several families at a time, asking each one the same questions, this way it will be easier to choose between them when the time comes.

Once you have chosen a family and they have also shown interest, try to make friends with them...

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House rules

ViaFamilies is a social network based on trust, honesty and the will to help other members in exchange for their help, a favour for a favour.

We want to share some advice to help get to know the families you’re contacting.

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Prepare for your trip

While organising your exchange, we recommend that you visit the embassy or consulate of the country you wish to go to. They will explain everything you need to do before you visit their country.

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Preparing to host

It’s important to plan your welcome well, so that you and your guest feel at home and comfortable as soon as they arrive. Make sure to research and follow our advice on how to make your exchange a success.

If you got to know each other well, have been honest and have spoken about the important topics, then you won’t have any problems at this stage.

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Trust, security and privacy

Via Families has security and privacy filters where your data will remain secure and hidden from the rest of the platform's community.

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ViaFamilies offers an international collaborative economy platform to entities (companies, associations, sports federations, etc.)

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