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By Brad Owens On April 17, 2021

Dad to Dad

Ok, first, before I get into the meat of this little discussion, I just want to say:  I get it.  I’ve been there.  A friend of...


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Tags: Host Families, Host an exchange student, Reasons to host

Is hosting an exchange student a good way to make a friend in Korea? Definitely! But do look before you leap...

Jasmine (2nd...


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Tags: Host an exchange student, Reasons to host, cultural understanding

Jami Dauphin once thought her life was rather conventional - even a tad boring. It was nothing special, to be sure. Or was it?


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Tags: Host an exchange student, Host mom, Reasons to host,

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

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


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

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


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

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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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Exchange Student, Study Abroad,

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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Tags: Host Families, Cultural Exchange, Exchange Student,

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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