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You’ve chosen your exchange student, and the placement is finalized—now what?


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Exchange Student, Host an exchange student

By ICES On May 6, 2022

Host Moms are the Best!

Moms everywhere work hard to care for their families while providing love and encouragement.  Host moms take that to another...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Youth Exchange, Host mom,

With our students returning home soon after months in the U.S., their language skills have likely improved drastically.

Idioms...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Exchange Student, Learn a language

The moment we’ve all been waiting for has almost arrived. 

We’ve been yelling at the TV for months watching the games. We’ve been...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Exchange Student, cultural understanding,

By Marie Langer On January 22, 2022

A Lifetime Experience

My name is Marie Langer. I’m a 17-year-old French teenager and my biggest dream was always to be an exchange student in the US. I...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Exchange Student, Student Experience

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 a...


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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. Fortunately,...


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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

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