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!

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…

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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…