Life as an Exchange Student in Belgium — Cole’s ISE Experience — Part 4

Ghent, Belgium old town cityscape from the Graslei area at dusk.

Cole is an ISE exchange student in Belgium for a semester. He recently described his experience as, “amazing and tremendous, and it’s flying by!” He speaks about school, making friends, and he describes his host family as, “very loving and caring and I’ve been able to build an incredible relationship with them that I’ll take with me through my life!” You can watch his full story below.

Cole's ISE Travel & Study Abroad Experience in Belgium

Check out Cole’s YouTube video here.

Cole highly recommends the international student exchange program. “ISE and WEP are a great program! Whenever I need anything, I text my local coordinator and they get back to me within minutes to an hour, if not the next day and the same with ISE. Ted is an amazing coordinator! He has helped me with my documentation, passport, flight, and visa information. Whatever I needed, he would help me with it and get me through. It’s pretty amazing to have programs that care so much about their students and the reaction they take positively affects the students and I really appreciate that!”

We invite you to read more about becoming an exchange student and our study abroad programs. To find out even more about different available options, complete our Travel & Study Abroad interest form and our program coordinator will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Please note that ISE now offers study abroad scholarships to our host families’ kids. Check out our host family section of the website to learn more about other benefits of hosting an exchange student.


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