Intercambio Espaņa was made as a university graduation project by Joost Puite (in Dutch),
New Media student at the University of Amsterdam. I created this site because I found that many people in Madrid (where I spent a year doing an Erasmus program at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid) are looking for intercambios.
Because posting flyers on phone booths is not the most practical way to go I thought this might be an interesting idea for a site. A few months later intercambio-es.com has hundreds of registered users, mainly in Barcelona and Madrid.
In my humble opinion the site offers some interesting advantages over existing sites. You can search with different preferences like age group/days you might prefer and gender. On other sites I've seen it doesn't work like this.And offcourse it's free.
Recently someone suggested I should do the same for London and New York. As yet these are not as large as the Spanish version but because these are such huge multi-ethnic cities I suspect it will only be a matter of time before they start growing too.
f you want to help intercambio-es.com grow you can do me a big favor and include a link on your site. Whether this is your personal site or some academic/cultural/business site, I would be really grateful.
If you know anyone else who might be looking for an intercambio, send them an email.
As neither English nor Spanish are my native languages it is very possible that there are spelling mistakes on the site.
Please let me know where they are so I can improve that part of the site.
Also if you have any questions or suggestions feel free to let me know.
Thanks for helping me bring this project to life !