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Cassandra Ross and her husband were expecting to host Kim, a lovely exchange student from Germany when… the unexpected...


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Tags: Host Families, Cultural Exchange, Youth Exchange,

By ICES On May 7, 2021

A Tribute to Host Moms

Cooking.  Cleaning.  Driving.  Advising.  Comforting.  Cheering.  Protecting.  Host moms do a lot!  We have the deepest...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Youth Exchange, Host mom,

Ivona Vanekova has been selected as the ICES Student of the Month for April. Ivona is from Prievidza, Slovakia and is living...


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Tags: Exchange Student, Student of the Month, Youth Exchange

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


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Tags: Host Families, Cultural Exchange, 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,

If you’re the mom of seven kids and your husband travels for work, what do you do? Host an exchange student, of course! While...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Exchange Student, Youth Exchange,

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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Tags: Welcome Family, Host Families, Cultural Exchange,

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,

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