Coronavirus Update for Students

  Dear Student, The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create new challenges for students, schools, communities, governments, and organizations of all kinds across the globe. International education and travel is no exception. Our student’s safety and well-being is ISE’s top priority and we are following along closely with the recommendations issued…

Coronavirus Update for Host Families

Dear Host Family, The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create new challenges for families, schools, communities, governments, and organizations of all kinds across the globe. International education and travel is no exception. We recognize the challenges that our host families are facing as caregivers for ISE students, and we continue to…

Julie Maes wins ISE Spirit award

The ISE Spirit Award

Since their inception in 1961, J-1 Cultural Exchange Programs have relied on a special breed of passionate individuals who believe that they can make a difference by positively impacting the lives of young people from around the world. As one of the largest and longest-running sponsors of J-1 exchange, International…

What exchange students want to tell their host family

Dear Host Family: What Exchange Students Want Host Families to Know

Ideally, host families and their exchange students have relationships built on open communication and honesty. But sometimes, coming into a new host family’s home can cause students to feel unsure about how to approach unfamiliar or confusing situations. Add in a language barrier and cultural differences, and sometimes the communication…

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…