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By Kari Owens On December 10, 2021

November Student of the Month

Leonie Laffitte has been selected as the ICES Student of the Month for November. Leonie is from Castres, France and is living...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Student of the Month, Study Abroad

By Kari Owens On December 3, 2021

Hangin' Loose in Hawaii

ICES staff members spend their days providing exchange students with the valuable opportunity to learn, experience, and enjoy...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Local Coordinator, Travel for free

 A few years ago, the Browns' first exchange student literally stormed out of their home, leaving them heartbroken....


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Tags: Host Families, Cultural Exchange

Do you want your host family to adore you? Then this post is for you!


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, American values, Gratitude in the USA

In honor of Exchange Student #7 joining our family, I thought it would be fun to take a little trip down Memory Lane. . . I'm...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Host mom, Reasons to host,

Jill Bonin was a mom with a mission: connect her son and daughter – adopted from Korea – with their homeland in meaningful ways


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Tags: Host Families, Cultural Exchange, Homeland Tour Korea,

Cassandra Ross and her husband were expecting to host Kim, a lovely exchange student from Germany when… the unexpected...


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Tags: Host Families, Cultural Exchange, Youth Exchange,

For our exchange students, spring is the time to reflect back on their exchange: the experiences, adventures, and life...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Study Abroad, videocontest,

By ICES On May 7, 2021

A Tribute to Host Moms

Cooking.  Cleaning.  Driving.  Advising.  Comforting.  Cheering.  Protecting.  Host moms do a lot!  We have the deepest...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Youth Exchange, Host mom,

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