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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,

Are you a fan of all things Italian? You might love to host a student from Italy, but read this first!

Every year hundreds of...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, cultural understanding

Around the world gift-giving traditions vary on special occasions of all kinds. Who gives gifts to whom? When? How should a...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Culture Shock, gift-giving europe

ICES is pleased to announce that Cailin Valtink has been selected as the ICES Student of the Month for December. Cailin is...


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

It all began as an experiment: what would German exchange students like to make or bake for their American host families?


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, International Cooking

2020 has been different from any other year we can remember. From toilet paper shortages to murder hornets to COVID-19 and...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Student Support, Quarantine Tips

From my ICES lookout post in Europe, I’m scanning the news: what’s happening with student exchange? Is anyone going to don a...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Host an exchange student

Sometimes love is found in the most unexpected places. We at ICES hear about students and host families’ wonderful,...


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Tags: Host Families, Cultural Exchange, Exchange Student,

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