My exchange so far in Argentina

My exchange so far in Argentina   My journey started on February 9th when I left Oregon for Argentina. I had never been out of the country before, so I was very excited, and a little nervous. My first stop in South America was Santiago, Chile. That was completely nerve wracking for me because I knew very little Spanish, and … Read More

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

ICES Outbound Student returns from Ecuador

ICES Outbound Student returns from Ecuador   ICES Outbound Alumni Sean from Cassville, Wisconsin recently returned from his semester abroad in Ecuador. Sean is a senior in High School and decided to spend the first semester of his senior year as an exchange student. Sean originally expressed interest in a semester in Brazil but ultimately decided that Ecuador was the … Read More

These experiences will always be with you…

These experiences will always be with you…   “The ICES Study Abroad program is an excellent way to get out into the world, see new things, and meet new people. These experiences will always be with you and you will meet people who will forever be part of your life.” Katie 🇺🇸 ICES exchange student from the United States Studied … Read More

“I’m really glad I decided to study here for a year”

“I’m really glad I decided to study here for a year”   “It will be so great to get to go back home and know something a little more about a different country. Being able to speak another language is such a great advantage. And it’s also great to know more about other cultures, instead of just reading about the … Read More

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