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My Exchange Year

When I first arrived here in America and people would ask me “…so do you like America the most or Denmark?”   I knew that I definitely liked my home country Denmark the most. Whenever ...

Being A Host Family

Being a host family. It is now the middle of May and in just a couple of weeks Alberto will leave to go home to Spain.   We have had a wonderful year with him in our home and he has truly ...

Thanks Letter

Thanks letter from Yuzhi (Jack)   Time pasts like a shuttle crossing, days past like sand dropping from our hand. As those big events come and go; time is coming, for my flight back home. ...

My dream came true!

My dream came true!     “I planned to be an exchange student ever since I was a little girl. This exchange semester has been the most incredible experience ever. I am so grateful for my ...

The power of One

By Misty Howse, Gui’s host mother and ICES Local Coordinator in Alabama     I yelled from the sidelines, so excited, as Guilherme (Gui) scored the first two goals of the game for ...

Chaos? What Chaos?

The Weiler family experience hosting a foreign exchange student   Four kids, two in high school and two in grade school; a farm with around 75 animals, not counting the dog and two cats; all ...

Counselor’s Corner

Dear ICES Exchange Students, I hope that all Academic Year Students enjoyed the Christmas holiday and that the spring semester has started well! I would also like to welcome our 2nd semester ...