Host family welcoming Igor to America

Tips for The Host Family – Preparing for Your Exchange Student’s Arrival

  So you’ve decided to become a host family and host an exchange student…congratulations! You are about to embark on an exciting journey that will leave a positive impact in your home, community, and the wider world. While awaiting the moment that your exchange student steps off of their plane…

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The J-1 Exchange Program: A Short Look at a Long History

The International Student Exchange’s secondary school student exchange program brings over 2800 students to the U.S. every year. Academics and cultural immersion are the focus of the exchange program, as well as improving diplomatic relations between different countries. Over the course of the last fifty years, the global efforts of…

Dutch exchange student

Cultural Shift: Dutch Exchange Student Excited to Experience U.S. with American Host Family

When 17-year-old exchange student  Marnouk Van der Laan arrived in Indiana last Sunday, she immediately noticed one thing. “I saw a lot of cornfields,” she said. “A lot of cornfields.” But even with all of the agriculture surrounding it, Van der Laan said Seymour is much larger than her hometown…

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Exchange Students, Will You Receive School Credit When You Return to Your Home Country?

Dear Exchange Students, It’s hard to believe your program is coming to an end.  We hope that you have enjoyed your time here and have had many great experiences.  As the end of the the school year approaches, you must start the process to get your grades convalidated. This is…