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Every exchange student knows the feeling of anticipation while waiting for a host family, and the excitement and nervousness of...


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When I decided to travel to Muscat, Oman at age 15 or spend my senior year of high school in southern Germany, I never paused to...


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Tags: Exchange Student, Study Abroad, Youth Exchange

By Kari Owens On December 10, 2021

November Student of the Month

Leonie Laffitte has been selected as the ICES Student of the Month for November. Leonie is from Castres, France and is living...


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It’s hard to believe that Katie Schlagel is only 18 years old. International youth exchange has made her particularly wise about...


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For our exchange students, spring is the time to reflect back on their exchange: the experiences, adventures, and life lessons. ...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Study Abroad, videocontest,

There’s a difference between learning a language and acquiring a language–in a natural way:


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Tags: Exchange Student, Study Abroad, Travel,

The 18-year old me spent the summer listening to Spanish lessons on vinyl records, obsessively checking the mailbox for news of...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Exchange Student, Study Abroad,

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 experiences...


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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 me:...


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