Stories from Around the World

I would like to invite families like yours and mine to host a foreign exchange student!
(09/22/2014)
My family has had the opportunity to host 20 foreign exchange students over the past 13 years. We now have children all over the world that we call our own.

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Our decision to host was last minute
(09/22/2014)
… as I happened to see a notice from our area coordinator in need of a home for a 15-year-old from Germany.

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Accidently …
(09/22/2014)
Emergencies happen and we want you to know we are here to help! An ICES staff member is only a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Money Matters
(09/22/2014)
Remember to be mindful of your financial responsibilities while here in America.

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ICES Travel Partner
(09/22/2014)
ICES works closely with Belo USA Travel for student tours and travel arrangements. More detailed information about each adventurous student travel package may be found on their website.

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Counselor’s Corner
(09/22/2014)
The 2014-2015 academic year has just started and you and other high school exchange students are about to begin a journey of a life time …

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Couldn't Be Any Happier
(09/22/2014)
Tim is a student from Teningen, Germany. After signing up to become an Exchanger, one day he opened his email and found out he had been picked by the Cleary family in Sanford, North Carolina.

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The Oregon Orientation Jet Boat Trip
(09/22/2014)
Pictures from the Oregon Orientation Jet Boat Trip

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'The Amazing Race'
(09/22/2014)
All exchange students are required to have an arrival orientation, and in Oregon, we like to make it fun!

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Around the World … in 28 Years
(09/22/2014)
I have been deeply blessed with friendships from around the world in my 28-years of life so far. At a young age, my parents exposed my sister and me to foreign cultures by hosting numerous exchange students in my home town of Gig Harbor, Washington. We had two spare rooms, so we would often host a pair at a time and cherished learning about their traditions.

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