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International Student Exchange maintains a strong presence in South Dakota through our Gemstone Regional Office. Over the past ten years, our South Dakota regional staff has enriched the lives of over 380 exchange students and countless American kids and families in communities across the state. Our students have attended more than 70 different public high schools in South Dakota.

Opportunities to get involved throughout the state are available today!

Host an Exchange Student in South Dakota

Join our network of over 270 host families in South Dakota 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 South Dakota

Become an Area Representative in South Dakota and join over 45 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 South Dakota:

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

13 Feb: Life as an Exchange Student in Norway

Kennedy is an exchange student from New Hampshire who is spending a year abroad in Norway. She recently spoke about her time in Norway including what its like living with a host family, traveling to Sweden, and so much more! You can watch her full story below, or continue down…

07 Jan: Regional Director Spotlight: Rose Hawkins

Rose Hawkins, Regional Director at International Student Exchange (ISE), has been working in the student exchange industry for over 20 years. In addition to being a Regional Director with ISE, Rose has been a host family for numerous exchange students from around the world over the past 13 years. We…

25 Oct: Exchange Students Find Their Niche in the NEPA Community

“They come from around the world and they all share a common desire: Soak up as much of the American experience as possible. Then, they return home and they become ambassadors of sorts, maintaining lifelong connections to a country that they admire and people that they come to love. In…

HOST A STUDENT

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

JOIN OUR TEAM

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

STUDY ABROAD

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