What is ViaFamilies?
Would you like to learn or improve another language by traveling to someone else’s house that is like you?
Have you dreamed of practicing the sport that is your hobby in another country?
Would you like to visit another country, but with the help of someone like you, to share your hobbies with them?
Via Families makes it easy for you on this platform. You can contact people directly that share similar interests, to make linguistic, cultural or sports exchanges.
It is an active community, which offers you the ability to make exchanges which save you time and expenses. You have the freedom to choose with whom you want to stay and travel.
Meet people like you in other cities and countries, contacting each other directly, reaching the agreement that best suits you.
What do you need? How can I increase my network of trusted contacts in other countries? We offer you that possibility to do it now, directly with people like you.
Make your profile, filter in your search for what interests you and contact each other directly.
Our history in a nutshell
After more than 25 years in the world of language exchanges, through my own agency, I decided to create this network to make it much easier for people to carry out international exchanges between each other.
Traveling to learn languages or taking a course abroad is not available to everyone, being able to practice your favorite sport in another country is even more difficult and everything was even more complicated if you have any special requirements of food, allergies or medical conditions.
But, everything would change if people, with common interests and needs, could meet and contact each other directly through a platform, to be able to organize an exchange trip.
These 25 years of experience have shown me that the problems with host families were almost always because you could not choose the family yourself! You had to go through an agency. Nowadays, being able to validate if the other person is trustworthy is increasingly simple, with social networks, recommendations, talking to them and exchanging valid documentation. You can do it all by yourself! If you are able to personally choose who you want to organize an exchange with or be accommodated by, 90% of the problems disappear, if not 100%.
We propose 3 ways
The best way to learn a language in a wise, fun and enriching way!
Learning or perfecting a language is much more effective living in the country of origin. Studying and living abroad allows you to expand your knowledge and gain many opportunities.
Language immersion involves living with a native family, attending local schools, and promoting international education.
Perhaps you want your son/daughter to travel, but it does not suit you to welcome another student in your home, this means that another family will welcome him/her in an altruistic and cordial way.
Travel and stay with a native family allows you to completely immerse yourself in another language. The student will gain confidence, maturity, independence, and improve skills.
ViaFamilies offers you another proposal to meet other students, to be a host family.
Many students are only looking for host families, to stay and improve their language skills, to get to know another country or to do an exchange with another student.
You can find host families that are free, that is, you reach an agreement between you and the host family to do an exchange...