Thankful for exchange program

Thankful for exchange program Pine Journal, Duluth, Minnesota, June 20, 2018 by Julia Elias Vilanova / ICES exchange student   I am writing a thank-you letter to thank everyone who made this year the best year of my life. I am so thankful I had the opportunity for the exchange program. First, I want to thank all the people who … Read More

Long Beach exchange student falls in love with U.S.A

Long Beach exchange student falls in love with U.S.A Long Beach Breeze, Mississippi, May 21, 2018 by Fred Weller   Ken and Gail Walker raised one family and became sponsors for a foreign exchange student through the International Cultural Exchange Service (ICES). Julieta Abramovich Masuyama from Spain has become a part of the Walker family. Gail said, “I knew from … Read More

Silva experiences Akron life

Silva experiences Akron life The Sentinel, Rochester, Indiana, April 11, 2018 Dateline: Akron by Leah Sanders / Staff Writer   Samara Silva had a long way to travel to Tippecanoe Valley High School. Sure the distance the 17-years-old takes every day from where she is living in Akron to the school is not that far. Yet if Silva wished to … 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

Exchange student adapts to American culture in Senatobia

– Southern Comfort – Exchange student adapts to American culture in Senatobia Tate Talk, Mississippi, January 23, 2018 by Brett Brown / Reporter   Damian Jimenez has only lived in Senatobia for six months. In that short time, he has adapted to the many variances that southern culture has to offer while attending Senatobia High School as an exchange student. … 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

Cross country is helping Italian exchange student adjust to life in Dallas, Oregon

Cross country is helping Italian exchange student adjust to life in Dallas, Oregon Statesman Journal, Oregon, September 20, 2017 (part of the USA Today Network) by Pete Martini   DALLAS — Before leaving for the United States, Laura Oppedisano made a promise to herself. “I have to be brave,” she said. “I always wanted to travel the world.” Oppedisano left … Read More

Foreign Exchange program brings the world closer

Foreign Exchange program brings the world closer Clark County School District Newsroom Las Vegas, Nevada, September 15, 2017   What do Germany, Italy and Spain have in common? More than half of the foreign exchange students in the Clark County School District (CCSD) come from those countries. CCSD presently has 150 foreign exchange students attending 27 high schools throughout the … Read More

High school, American style

High school, American style Sierra Star, Oakhurst, California, May 10, 2017 by Morgan Voorhis   Three German teens, along with a student from Spain and Thailand spent their senior year in Oakhurst, attending Yosemite High. Thanks to their host families and new friends they made along the way, these students were exposed to a small slice of Americana. Yosemite High … Read More