ISE Exchange Program Blog

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

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Exchange Students Help After Hurricane Laura

  Overcoming the Challenges of COVID19  Jan, from Slovakia, and Anug, from Belgium, knew that their 2020 high school exchange program in America was going to be very different from exchanges in the past. With the complications caused by the COVID19 pandemic, it was a tremendous feat just to make…

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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…

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Preparing for Exchange: Marcus & The Millers

With exchange students and host families around the world eagerly awaiting their opportunity to experience cultural exchange, we decided to catch up with one of our incoming students and host families to get a glimpse of how they’re preparing for next year’s program and how virtual connections have already helped…

exchange student Lou from France

Student Spotlight: Lou from France

Lou’s adventure started in August of 2019, when she left France and headed for the United States. She was nervous at first, but knew this was an amazing opportunity that she would never forget. Her destination was a small town in Illinois called Bunker Hill. She was welcomed there by…