International Student Exchange maintains a strong presence in North Carolina through our South Atlantic Regional Office. Over the past ten years, our North Carolina regional staff has enriched the lives of over 225 exchange students and countless American kids and families in communities across the state. Our students have attended more than 130 different public high schools in North Carolina.

Opportunities to get involved throughout the state are available today!

Host an Exchange Student in North Carolina

Join our network of over 225 host families in North Carolina and make a difference in a teenager’s life today. When you host an exchange student, you will:

  • Gain a new family member
  • Experience a new culture
  • Create lifelong friendships
  • Make a positive impact

Work with Exchange Students in North Carolina

Become an Area Representative in North Carolina and join over 70 individuals who have made it their mission to bring student exchange to their communities. Our Area Representatives:

  • Work with local high schools to secure placements for exchange students
  • Recruit local families to host exchange students for 5, 10, or 12-month programs
  • Provide supervision and guidance for exchange students throughout their stay

Welcome International Exchange Students To Your High School

There are many benefits of having foreign exchange students in your local high school. They help students and faculty learn new cultures, values and languages.

Here are some of the schools that our students have attended in North Carolina:

Are you interested in having foreign exchange students in your local high school? Click the link below!


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!