Charity Work

Children Incorporated and ISE team up

Full Circle: How ISE Gives Back

If there was just one story that truly encapsulates why ISE believes in giving back, it would be the story of Amanda*. For years, Amanda lived a life typical of other youngsters in her Kentucky town — playing outside, riding bikes in her neighborhood, and meeting new friends at school….

help support an exchange student

Giving Back, at Home and Abroad

As a child, ISE senior program manager Tal Stanecky attended school and summer camp in the Middle East and Europe. That means he’s exceptionally aware of the challenges that potentially await an exchange student in their host countries. “What interested me and brought me to the job was a lot…

Foreign exchange students volunteering for highway clean up

HELPing Out on the American River Parkway

Students involved with the International Student Exchange, along with host families and members of Team Giving and the American River Parkway Foundation, spent a recent Saturday cleaning up Mile Zero South of the American River Parkway, in Sacramento, California. The American River Parkway runs 23 miles, covering approximately 5,000 acres…

Mosquito nets, world travel, and child sponsorship

ISE Gives Back with Children Incorporated

Shelley Callahan is the director of development of Children Incorporated, a Virginia-based nonprofit that works to support children in need around the world. The organization has partnered with ISE for the ISE Gives Back initiative, which is designed to provide opportunities and support to these children, allowing them to grow,…

Exchange students and host families volunteering

Project Help: The Importance of Volunteering

Every year, ISE exchange students participate in community service projects with the purpose of showing appreciation for the communities that open their hearts and homes each year. ISE’s community service program, Project HELP, provides an opportunity for students to get involved in their host communities while providing valuable support for local residents. In…