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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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Can you imagine having all your kids studying abroad right when the coronavirus pandemic breaks out? That’s what happened to...


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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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