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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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Wouldn’t it be fun to have a good friend in Spain?


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Every year hundreds of foreign exchange students fill the empty nests of veteran parents. Is the experience mutually...


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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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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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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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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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How many kids do you have?  What used to be a straightforward question has become more complicated over the years. I’ve...


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Branden and Amy Booher hadn’t planned on hosting an exchange student. As a young married couple in their 20’s, it simply...


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