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The 18-year old me spent the summer listening to Spanish lessons on vinyl records, obsessively checking the mailbox for news...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Exchange Student, Study Abroad,

If you’re the mom of seven kids and your husband travels for work, what do you do? Host an exchange student, of course! While...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Exchange Student, Youth Exchange,

I love to ask foreigners what they think of Americans. But how can we get them to tell us what they’re really thinking? Here...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Exchange Student, Travel,

Now, more than ever, we are looking for ways to bring unity, peace, and understanding to our world.  Hosting an exchange...


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Tags: Welcome Family, Host Families, Cultural Exchange,

When my oldest daughter was just two months old, my Spanish husband and I liquidated our life in Seattle and moved to Spain...


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Tags: Host Families, Cultural Exchange, Exchange Student,

By ICES On May 29, 2020

ICES May Student of the Month

ICES would like to congratulate Maria from Spain for being selected as the ICES Student of the Month for May. Maria is being...


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

By ICES On May 26, 2020

ICES Video Contest Winners

New language. New foods. New customs. New family. New friends. New hobbies. For an exchange student, the list of new...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Exchange Student, Study Abroad,

Giving away money is fun. Making people smile is fun. Meeting a need is fun. So trust me when I say that all of us on the ICES...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Scholarships, cultural understanding,

What is a Spanish Omelette? It’s not like an omelette in the USA. So, here’s a hint: it’s called “tortilla de patata” or...


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Tags: Host Families, Cultural Exchange, Exchange Student,

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