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The holiday season can be full of highs and lows for host families and exchange students alike. There’s the anticipation and...


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Tags: Host Families, Exchange Student, Holidays

By ICES On December 3, 2019

ICES December Student of the Month

Congratulations to Elvira from Sweden for being selected as the ICES Student of the Month for December! Elvira lives with the...


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Several years ago a friend of mine decided to become a host mom to two exchange students.  As a single woman she'd never had...


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Two exchange students living with the same host family bring double the opportunity to learn about other cultures. This type...


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Tags: Host Families, Cultural Exchange, Exchange Student,

Your exchange student is living thousands of miles from home for an extended period of time. Virtually everything is different...


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Tags: Student Support, Exchange Student, Culture Shock

By ICES On November 5, 2019

ICES November Student of the Month

We are pleased to congratulate Camilla from Italy for being selected as ICES’s Student of the Month for November!  Camilla was...


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Many exchange students say one of their top reasons for spending a year in the U.S. is to gain fluency in English. Being...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Student Support, Exchange Student

For most exchange students, October and November are the most difficult months of the exchange. Cultural differences that were...


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Tags: Host Families, Cultural Exchange, Student Support,

By Kari Owens On October 4, 2019

The Key to a Great Exchange

Every exchange student hopes to have an awesome exchange experience, including a great relationship with the host family, lots...


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Tags: Student Support, Exchange Student

By Kari Owens On September 28, 2019

Student Orientation

New language. New customs. New foods. New family. New school. New rules. New friends. The list of things an exchange...


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Tags: Host Families, Cultural Exchange

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