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Selecting your new exchange student is an enjoyable and exhilarating process! As you explore the options, take a moment to...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, cultural understanding, Asian Culture

Adapting to a new culture is a complex process. It can be exciting, but also overwhelming and intimidating at times. How you can...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, cultural understanding, cultural immersion

When the cold winds blow and snow falls from the sky, comfort foods are just the recipe for those cozy days inside. Most...


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Tags: International Cooking, cultural understanding, Recipes

Imagine allowing your teenager to pack a bag, fly halfway around the world, and live with strangers for nearly a year. Every...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Youth Exchange, cultural understanding,

Is hosting an exchange student everything you hoped it would be?

You are halfway through a story that you are writing together...


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Tags: Host Families, Cultural Exchange, Exchange Student,

In the exciting world of hosting exchange students, there's more to the experience than just sharing your home and meals. It's an...


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Tags: Host Families, Host an exchange student, cultural understanding,

By ICES On September 1, 2023

How To Be an Awesome Host Family

Hosting an exchange student is not just a mind-blowing and eye-opening experience, but also a chance to level up and grow...


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Tags: Host Families, Host an exchange student, cultural understanding

Hosting an exchange student can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but there are often misconceptions that prevent people...


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Tags: Host Families, Youth Exchange, Host an exchange student,

Have you already gotten matched with an exchange student arriving this fall? Are you looking for ways to connect with your...


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Tags: Holidays, Youth Exchange, cultural understanding

At ICES, we spend each day working to bring people from different countries and cultures together to make a better world for us...


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Tags: Scholarships, cultural understanding, Think global act local

What might your typical American life look like through the eyes of a student from France? In this month’s survey, we discovered...


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

What do you get when 125 coordinators from across the country join two dozen international agents from around the world? It’s the...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Youth Exchange, cultural understanding,

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