Inara’s International Experience


What is it like to study abroad?

Hear all about the ISE exchange student experience from Inara, a student from Michigan participating in an exchange year in Spain.

Inara chose to study abroad in Spain for her entire junior year of high school! Inara describes why she feels that studying abroad is a “life-changing and different experience” and encourages other students to study abroad if they have the opportunity. “You won’t regret it!” Inara encourages everyone to join the ISE family — whether that be becoming a student, an area representative, or an exchange student!

As an exchange student, you have the unique opportunity to bring a new perspective and cultural experiences into the lives of your host family and community. Hosting an exchange student can be a transformative experience, allowing you to learn about different customs, traditions, and ways of life from a firsthand perspective.

By living with an international student, you may gain a greater understanding and appreciation for diversity, as well as a deeper sense of empathy and compassion. You may also develop lifelong friendships and connections that can extend far beyond the duration of the exchange program.

Overall, hosting a foreign student can be an incredibly rewarding experience that can broaden your horizons and enrich your life in countless ways. It is a chance to learn about the world beyond your own borders and to create meaningful connections with people from different backgrounds and cultures.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.” – Mark Twain

Check out Inara’s YouTube video by pressing the play button above!


Global friendship starts with local action. Volunteer to host a student today!


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Explore a new culture and experience a new way of life. Become an exchange student!

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