Regional Advisor, Gary Oakley was recently interviewed by his local radio station for their program, “Growing on the Vine”. Gary was asked what was the most exciting part of pulling all of the pieces together to bring an international student to America. Gary replied, “Being able to bring the students here, being able to see their experience, and watching them grow and learn about America.” Many of the exchange students that come here don’t realize the size and scope of the United States. Through the exchange program these students are exposed to America’s vastness, breathtaking beauty, and amazing culture!
You can make a difference in a young person’s life by hosting an international exchange student. ISE is a certified non-profit organization founded in 1982 and has provided quality exchange programs for over 30,000 exchange students. We are looking for host families in California.
Enrich your family, local high school, and community with new ideas and perspectives. International exchange students form a broader view in our education system and help us make it world-class. International student exchange helps globalize United States education.
ISE believes that exchange programs provide a distinct opportunity for personal growth and development, so we strive to bring this experience to as many foreign students and host families as possible. Hosting an international student often leads to the development of deep connections and lasting friendships. As you spend time together, engage in activities, and share experiences, you may form meaningful bonds that can endure beyond their time as a student. It is our goal for this opportunity to bring the people of the world closer together through the relationships created between visiting students, host families and the local community. Check out the enjoyable radio interview on, “Growing on the Vine“, in California.
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If you would like to help an exchange student’s dreams come true, we invite you to read more about hosting a foreign exchange student. If you have specific questions about hosting, check out our host family FAQ page. You can also read testimonials from our past and current host families. When you feel ready, complete our host family interest form and our area representative will get in touch with you.
You can also get involved by joining our team of Area Representatives! Help match host families and exchange students and bring the world closer together, while making a supplemental income.