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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…

exchange students in library

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…

Benefits of hosting an exchange student

7 Reasons to Host an Exchange Student

Each year, International Student Exchange unites students from all over the world with volunteer host families so that they can experience a new culture, enhance their language skills, make lasting relationships, and ultimately return to their home countries better prepared to become members of a connected and cooperative global community….

International exchange student volunteering to clean up park

International Student Exchange Students Completed Over 25,000 Community Service Hours

Hauppauge, NY – May 28th, 2014 – The International Student Exchange (ISE), which places almost 3,000 foreign exchange students a year, completed over an estimated 25,000 community service hours through their program, Project HELP. ISE started a volunteer student program called “Project HELP” back in 2006. The program is designed…

International Student Exchange Educator of the Year

International Student Exchange Announces Their “Educator of the Year”

Babylon, NY – January 14th, 2014 – International Student Exchange (ISE), announced that Susan Mordenti, from Logansport, IN, won the ISE “Educator of the Year” award for her exceptional work. The announcement came at ISE’s recent annual international conference. ISE, a student exchange organization, places over 2,800 international high school…