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!
exchange student at dinner table

Cultural Exchange Brings Families Together

Via Laurie Swenson News – When Marcos Lopez became an exchange student in the United States, he brought two families together: his host family in rural McIntosh and his family back home in Spain. Marcos, 17, who just finished his junior year at Win-E-Mac High School in Erskine, spent the school year…

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…

Benefits of hosting an exchange student

7 Reasons to Host an Exchange Student

Each year, International Student Exchange unites exchange students from all over the world with volunteer host families. While in the U.S., exchange students experience a new culture, enhance their language skills, make lasting relationships, and ultimately return to their home countries with a positive impression of life in the U.S.A….

exchange student, host family

Living An Enriched Life

SAYVILLE – For the past year, a Sayville family has hosted a special exchange student from Thailand as part of the International Student Exchange (ISE) Organization. Ploy Srisupavanich, a 17-year old girl from Bangkok, is now wrapping up her junior year at Sayville High School. She has experienced a great deal since coming…