The Gallivanting Gringa

The Gallivanting Gringa   ICES outbound exchange student Elisa from Oregon decided to have her exchange experience in Ecuador, South America. And she is documenting the exchange year on her own web blog “The Gallivanting Gringa” at https://gallivantinggringa.blogspot.com. Read Elisa’s amazing story from Ecuador and inspire other U.S. teenagers to take advantage of this unique opportunity to explore the world … Read More

From Italy, Di Giovanni enjoys playing sports in America

From Italy, Di Giovanni enjoys playing sports in America The Eclipse, Kearlsley, Michigan, January 30, 2018 by Hannah Hendley / Photo Editor   Ricardo Di Giovanni is a 17-year-old senior who enjoys spending his time playing sports and hanging out with friends. What some may not know about Di Giovanni is he is actually one of the foreign exchange students … Read More

Brazilian exchange student hopes to develop independence

Brazilian exchange student hopes to develop independence The Eclipse, Kearlsley, Michigan, January 8, 2018 by Jenna Robinson / Managing Editor Brazilian foreign exchange student Carlos Macedo arrived in the United States in August, seeking an exciting insight into the American way of life. “I came to America because I wanted to have different experiences from the ones I am used … Read More

Double the Fun!

Double the Fun!   My husband, son, and I are hosting Martin from Argentina and Nadine from Brazil. Both Martin and Nadine are just here for 5 months. They both leave in a few weeks and we will miss them terribly. It has been quite an experience having three teenagers in our home at once. We are so pleased that … Read More

‘Tis the Season!

‘Tis the Season!   This holiday season has been even more special thanks to our Danish Exchange Student Morten and his family! They sent us a package in November that contained their Danish Holiday Tradition – celebration of Christmas Month – opening a gift every day of December leading up to Christmas. I had to decorate an additional tree in … Read More

Working as Local Coordinators for ICES…

Working as Local Coordinators for ICES brought the wonderful opportunity to participate in this year’s annual incentive trip to Italy!   Having never been to Italy before, we were excited to see the ancient ruins of Rome, the cosmopolitan city of Milan, and the breathtaking beauty of Lake Como. The sights were nothing short of amazing, and experiencing them as … Read More

My Experience as an Exchange Student in the U.S.

My Experience as an Exchange Student in the U.S.   #1. Being an Exchange Student in America-the Most Precious Birthday Gift in my Life   In August 30th, 2013, I left my family in South Korea and headed to America. It was actually my birthday, and I had never imagined it would be one of the best birthday presents of … Read More