We find that there is a limit to how much you can ask young people to abstract from. If a state has an age limit for consensual relationships which are below the age of the exchange students who will travel there, the exchange student agencies should deny entry to that particular region.
We must urge the companies to refrain referring exchange students from Denmark if they cannot ensure decent conditions for the young people seeking a year abroad.
Just remember how many sacrifices the exchange students must endure:
- They are not allowed to drink alcohol. Not even below the safe limit of 16.5 which have been proved by modern science.
- They are not allowed to drive a car even if they have reached the age limit
- They are not allowed to use drugs despite the fact that the population in most host countries is overmedicated with prescription medicine compared to Danish conditions
- They will attend a school for a full year they under no circumstance would receive credits for because the standard of the Danish education is so much higher. The Danish department of education does not accept schooling outside Denmark because the schools abroad have no social dimension included in the services they provide their students.
This case involving the American Exchange student organization CETUSA and the Danish Explorius organization has made us mail all our contacts so we can start a campaign where we will urge parents of potential exchange students no to use those two organizations.
Havde sex - smidt ud af USA (Ekstra Bladet - article in Danish)