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5 Films for those who want to do an exchange

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Natasha Machado
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If you're planning to do an exchange, watching movies that portray that experience can be a great source of inspiration and motivation. Not only do these films provide entertainment, but also valuable insights into the challenges, joys, and personal growth that accompany the journey of studying abroad. In this article, we will present 5 most recent and incredible movies that every aspiring exchange student should watch.

1. “To All the Boys I've Loved Before”

Released in 2018, “To All the Boys I've Loved” is a romantic comedy that follows the story of Lara Jean, a high school student who dreams of doing an exchange in South Korea. The film explores themes such as self-discovery, friendship, and romance, while Lara Jean navigates the challenges of preparing for a new adventure abroad.

While the exchange is not the main focus of the plot, the film highlights the importance of pursuing your dreams and embracing new experiences. “For All the Boys I've Loved Before” is a captivating reminder that the exchange journey can open doors to personal growth and unexpected connections.

2. “Could You Forgive Me?” (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

  • Based on a true story, “Could You Forgive Me?” is a biographical drama that portrays the life of writer Lee Israel and her experience living in New York in the 1990s.
  • While not directly about student exchange, the film offers a fascinating look at life in a new city and the search for purpose and authenticity.
  • “Could You Forgive Me?” highlights the importance of finding your own voice and persevering in the face of challenges, valuable lessons for any exchange student.
  • The film also highlights how Learn a language abroad and study at a University abroad can pave the way for personal and professional growth.

3. “Crazy Rich Asians” (Powers of the Rich)

Released in 2018, “Crazy Rich Asians” follows the story of Rachel Chu, a Chinese-American university professor who travels to Singapore with her boyfriend to meet his family. The film explores themes such as culture shock, identity, and love, as Rachel navigates the world of the ultra-rich and their traditions.

While the film's focus isn't specifically on student exchange, “Crazy Rich Asians” offers a vibrant and engaging representation of culture and life in Singapore. The film serves as an inspiring reminder of the importance of embracing your roots, valuing family and finding your place in the world, valuable lessons for any exchange student.

4. “Soul”

1. Released in 2020, “Soul” is an animated Pixar film that explores profound questions about the purpose of life and the search for passion.

2. The film follows the journey of Joe, a music teacher who dreams of becoming a jazz musician, as he accidentally finds himself in a cosmic realm that challenges his notions of identity and fulfillment.

3. While not directly about exchange, “Soul” offers powerful lessons about the importance of pursuing your dreams, embracing uncertainty, and finding joy in the little things in life.

4. For exchange students, “Soul” serves as an inspiring reminder that the journey of self-discovery is as valuable as the final destination.

5. “Space Beyond” (The Space Between Us)

Released in 2017, “Space Beyond” is a romantic science-fiction film that explores the story of Gardner, a teenager who was born and raised on Mars, and his journey to Earth in search of his identity and human connection.

Although the film's premise is futuristic, the themes of adapting to a new environment, searching for belonging, and overcoming challenges are highly relevant to the exchange experience. “Space Beyond” serves as an inspiring reminder that no matter how far away from home you are, there's always room to find love, friendship, and a place to belong.

Be Easy

Like the films mentioned above, your exchange journey will be filled with discoveries, challenges, and opportunities for growth. If you're ready to turn your dreams of studying abroad into reality, the team at Be Easy is here to help.

With years of experience in exchange programs and an unwavering commitment to the success of our students, we offer personalized guidance and support at every step of the process. From choosing the ideal destination to preparing for life abroad, we're ready to make your exchange experience truly extraordinary. Contact us today and start writing the script for your own international adventure!

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