ISE Blog

Want to learn more about high school cultural exchange? Read all about the experience of International Student Exchange students, host families, supporters, and more in our blog!

Staff Recognized for their Partnership with ISE

Mr. Amaya Cole, principal at Washington High School, and Mrs. Lisa Garcia Stewart, Director of Student Services, were recognized during the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday for the successful partnership with International Student Exchange (ISE). ISE is one of the largest and longest-running U.S. Department of State designated cultural…

Exchange Student Gets Texas Souvenir

Originally Posted by Odessa American. When Chaeha Kim from Gyeryong, South Korea, embarked on a foreign exchange program, she probably never dreamed she’d wind up with a journey to Odessa and a flag that flew over the Texas Capitol to take home with her. Surrounded by classmates and media, Chaeha…

Planning Your Study Abroad: Where to Start?

Students that want to study abroad have many questions and doubts. They are not sure why studying in another country is beneficial for their career success, what makes them appropriate candidates for something like that, etc. However, the most common question that all young people that plan to study abroad…

Stories of Exchange Students

The following is a guest author contribution by Sharra Hancock.   Foreign exchange is rooted in post World War II history as a means to ‘Americanize’ foreign students and spread American democracy (Walton, 2015). In the years following the end of World War II, foreign exchange has become a way…

Spain America High School Exchange Program Interview

Teresa’s American High School Exchange Program

We touched base with Teresa, from Spain, who participated in the program through our partner in Spain,  CLS Idiomas. Below, you’ll get a glimpse into her experience as a Spanish exchange student living in the United States. My High School Exchange Program: Tereasa (Spain) Last August, I landed at Pittsburgh’s…

host family welcome

How to Host a Foreign Exchange Student

Many individuals and families interested in hosting a foreign exchange student have questions about the host family approval process. This process involves a series of checks that ensure our host family applicants meet not only the requirements set forth by the U.S. Department of State but also the additional quality-assurance…