ICES Video Contest Winners


New language. New foods. New customs. New family. New friends. New hobbies. For an exchange student, the list of new experiences goes on and on. While each student’s experience is different, they all share a whole lot of learning, personal growth, and fun!

Each year, we invite students to share the highlights of their exchange in the ICES Video Contest. These videos are always enjoyable and inspiring, and they make us proud of all our students accomplish on program.

We are excited to share this year’s winning videos with you.


Video #1:  "My Year Living in the USA"

by Anna Cots Tardiu, Spain

Anna is delighful as she shares her experience as an exchange student in Highland, Michigan.



Video #2:  "My Exchange Year in the USA"

by Giulia Lombardo, Italy

Join Giulia on a journey of memories of her exchange year in Orlando, Florida.



Video #3:  "My Exchange Life One Second a Day"

by Aurora Rigamonti, Italy

Aurora highlights her entire exchange by sharing one second per day of her life in Spring, Texas.



Video #4:  "My American Year"

by Davide Carlomagno, Italy 

See the fun, friends, and experiences Davide enjoyed on exchange in Los Banos, California.



Video #5:  "The Year Everything Changed"

by Diana Ivars Melian, Spain

Enjoy the fun times and lessons learned by Diana during her exchange year in Gunnison, Colorado.


Congratulations to each of our winners, and a big thank you for all the time and effort you put into making your video--and your exchange year--great!  We'd also like to thank each of the caring, generous host families that make it possible for these students--and all of our students--to have this wonderful life-changing experience.  None of this would be possible without you!

We are always looking for families who are willing to open their heart and home to an exchange student.  Host families can be married or single, with or without kids, young or experienced.  We'd love to help you find the right student for your family!

Learn more about hosting an exchange student!





Tags: Cultural Exchange, Exchange Student, Study Abroad, Host an exchange student, cultural understanding, videocontest

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