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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,

By ICES On May 29, 2020

ICES May Student of the Month

ICES would like to congratulate Maria from Spain for being selected as the ICES Student of the Month for May. Maria is being...


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

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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Tags: Host Families, Cultural Exchange, Exchange Student,

By ICES On April 17, 2020

ICES April Student of the Month

ICES is pleased to announce that Tuva from Norway has been selected as the Student of the Month for April.  Tuva has spent her...


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

Each fall, I welcome a new group of exchange students to the Oregon coast and watch them begin the process of adapting to...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Culture Shock, Youth Exchange

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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Tags: Host Families, Cultural Exchange, Exchange Student,

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