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Dana Nordlander first became interested in hosting an exchange student after seeing an ad on Facebook. She and her husband,...


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By ICES On February 15, 2020

ICES February Student of the Month

ICES congratulates Lina from Germany for being selected as the Student of the Month for February! Lina lives with the Lewis...


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Our culture conditions the way we give feedback to other people. This is one of the fascinating lessons we can explore with...


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The holiday season can be full of highs and lows for host families and exchange students alike. There’s the anticipation and...


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Several years ago a friend of mine decided to become a host mom to two exchange students.  As a single woman she'd never had...


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Two exchange students living with the same host family bring double the opportunity to learn about other cultures. This type...


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For most exchange students, October and November are the most difficult months of the exchange. Cultural differences that were...


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By Kari Owens On September 28, 2019

Student Orientation

New language. New customs. New foods. New family. New school. New rules. New friends. The list of things an exchange...


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By Kari Owens On September 18, 2019

Starting on the Right Track

The exchange begins!  After weeks or months of waiting, the exchange student is finally here.  It is such an exciting time for...


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Hosting an exchange student is a fun and enriching opportunity that will benefit your family in many ways. Whether you have...


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