“The best experience of my life”

“The best experience of my life”   “This IQ program that I participated in was honestly the best experience of my life. The experience itself was amazing and I got the opportunity to make great friends for life and see a whole different country and experience another culture at a young age.” Sarah 🇦🇺 Exchange student from Australia Studied in … Read More

A sister for Nyasia

A sister for Nyasia   Getting to the point of hosting my first exchange student is truly a funny story. I applied with ICES in early January 2013 and the application sat in a draft state until the very next year. Within a week of submitting my application the district leader reached out to me as she noticed that I … Read More

Opening your home

Opening your home Lumina News, North Carolina, January 14, 2015 by By Cole Dittmer   Each year a handful of families around the lower Cape Fear region open their homes to foreign exchange students from around the world through organizations like International Cultural Exchange Services. George Barley, ICES local coordinator for the tri-county area of New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender … Read More

Meet Zhexuan

Meet Zhexuan   ICES exchange student Zhexuan from China is the first Asian student his high school has had in 22 years who has made the varsity team. Zhexuan goes by the name of “Raymond” and is also on the school’s honor roll. Zhexuan lives with his host parents Marilyn and Ron Bidwell in Spirit Lake, Idaho.

This program placed me with an amazing host family

This program placed me with an amazing host family   My student exchange organization took time to learn about me so that they could find a perfect match for me during my time studying abroad. From the every beginning they answered all my questions and made my parents feel safe sending off to another country. This program placed me with … Read More

A family away from home

  A family away from home Clark Fork Valley Press Mineral Independent, Montana, June 4, 2014 by Alex Violo   HOT SPRINGS – The small town of Hot Springs is a long way from Germany, but Dominik Schwarz, found he fit right into the community, and will be staying in Hot Springs until July, when he will return to his … Read More