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International Student Exchange maintains a strong presence in Virginia through our South East Regional Office. Over the past ten years, our Virginia regional staff has enriched the lives of over 500 exchange students and countless American kids and families in communities across the state. Our students have attended more than 135 different public high schools in Virginia.

Opportunities to get involved throughout the state are available today!

Host an Exchange Student in Virginia

Join our network of over 425 host families in Virginia 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 Virginia

Become an Area Representative in Virginia and join over 50 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 Virginia:

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

27 Mar: Silver Linings in the face of COVID-19: Favorite Exchange Moments

It’s a very emotional time for many of our program participants around the world. Given the current Coronavirus pandemic, many students, host families, and friends are having to say goodbye much sooner than expected. While ISE hasn’t mandated any students to return home, many have decided that it would be…

27 Mar: Coronavirus Update for Students

  Dear Student, The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create new challenges for students, schools, communities, governments, and organizations of all kinds across the globe. International education and travel is no exception. Our student’s safety and well-being is ISE’s top priority and we are following along closely with the recommendations issued…

27 Mar: Coronavirus Update for Host Families

Dear Host Family, The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create new challenges for families, schools, communities, governments, and organizations of all kinds across the globe. International education and travel is no exception. We recognize the challenges that our host families are facing as caregivers for ISE students, and we continue to…

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!