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Have you ever wondered why families invite a foreign teen to live with them for 5-10 months?  And why many families do it over...


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Tags: Host Families, Youth Exchange, Host an exchange student,

If you’ve ever been the new kid at school, you can probably recall those first few days: Not knowing which teacher was the...


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Tags: Student Support, Exchange Student, Youth Exchange,

By ICES On May 6, 2022

Host Moms are the Best!

Moms everywhere work hard to care for their families while providing love and encouragement.  Host moms take that to another...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Youth Exchange, Host mom,

When I stepped off the train in Germany and met my host family for the first time, my German vocabulary was limited to the...


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Tags: Exchange Student, Youth Exchange, Learn a language,

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


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Tags: Host Families, Exchange Student, Study Abroad,

ICES is very proud to introduce our February Student of the Month, Matilde Eleonori from Piacenza, Italy. “Mati” lives with the...


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Tags: Exchange Student, StudentoftheMonth, Youth Exchange

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

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


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Tags: Host Families, Cultural Exchange, Youth Exchange,

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