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Sometimes love is found in the most unexpected places. We at ICES hear about students and host families’ wonderful,...


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


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The first ICES exchange student of the season arrived last week!  Tina has made the long trek from the Czech Republic to her...


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


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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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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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