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Sharing Worlds. Sharing Lives.


International Student Exchange (ISE) is a proud sponsor of the J-1 Secondary School Visa. This visa program was introduced after the world wars to prevent such conflicts from arising in the future. Since 1982, we have remained dedicated to encouraging positive relations between people from different cultures through high school exchange programs. Our mission can be broken down into two distinct goals:

Educating Tomorrow’s Leaders

ISE exchange students bravely leave the comfort of home to experience a new culture and way of life in America. It is our belief that this experience encourages personal growth, increases understanding, and reinforces dedication to service and cooperation. Through the high school exchange experience, students become more well-rounded citizens of the world.

Breaking Down the Barriers to Friendship

We believe that in-person, authentic interactions with people from different walks of life encourage more peaceful interactions worldwide. This is why we so greatly appreciate our network of volunteer host families who open their homes to our exchange students. Through their hospitality, friendships are formed across the globe contributing to positive international relations.