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!

07 May: Two High School Diplomas for a Foreign Exchange Student

Benedetta Villano, an exchange student from Italy, was able to graduate high school in Italy and in America. Read some of her amazing story below, or read the full article here. Benedetta “Benni” Villano is a 17-year-old exchange student from Italy that was placed with a host family in Yuma,…

28 Feb: From Spain to Stand Out Student Athlete

Irene Huguet is a Spanish exchange student attending high school in Wantagh, New York. Irene arrived to New York this past summer and has been loving every moment she has been here. She is a high honors student, as well as the starting center for the girls basketball team. Irene…

12 Dec: Full Circle: How ISE Gives Back

If there was just one story that truly encapsulates why ISE believes in giving back, it would be the story of Amanda*. For years, Amanda lived a life typical of other youngsters in her Kentucky town — playing outside, riding bikes in her neighborhood, and meeting new friends at school….

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!