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ICES is pleased to invest in our future by providing scholarship money to globally-minded, college-bound teens. This year, we...


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Tags: Scholarships, cultural understanding, Think global act local

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


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Tags: Welcome Family, Host Families, Cultural Exchange,

If you’re looking for entertainment with an international twist, consider a movie with a foreign flair. Whether you're craving...


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Tags: Travel, cultural understanding, Cinema

Empathy can make or break your family dynamics. Boosting empathy improves relationships, communication, teamwork, kindness,...


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Tags: Host Families, Exchange Student, Reasons to host,

Studying abroad can be a transformative experience that profoundly impacts your perspective on life, culture, and the rest of the...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Exchange Student, Outbound,

As the days grow longer and the weather warms, many people around the world embark on the annual tradition of spring cleaning....


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Tags: cultural understanding, Spring Cleaning

Getting to know your exchange student before their arrival can help make the adjustment period as smooth as possible. ...


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Tags: Welcome Family, Host Families, Cultural Exchange,

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,

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