ISE Exchange Student Wins First Place at DECA International Championship!

SPS Students Recognized at Missouri Governor's Mansion in Jefferson City - May 2024

Four exceptional Springfield Public Schools’ students were recently recognized at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion in Jefferson City. The students spent an evening at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion where each student received personalized resolutions signed by the Missouri House of Representatives at the Excellence in Marketing Education Reception.

Congratulations to our ISE exchange student, Alexia from Spain, who won first place at the DECA International Championship in their Integrated Marketing Campaign Event. Read more about the contest in the Springfield Public Schools’ article, “SPS Students Named Top 10 Finalists at DECA International Contest”.

International Student Exchange (ISE) aims to help move towards world peace by showing high school students what other cultures have to offer. ISE is committed to educational study abroad program. For over 40 years we’ve promoted a more peaceful world by advancing international awareness and cultural understanding of thousands of American families and exchange students from across the world.

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 across the United States.

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 KPLC TV‘s recent interview to learn more.

For more information, contact us.

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.


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


Change the world, one family at a time. Apply to become an ISE Area Representative!


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

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