Stories from Around the World

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all of our wonderful ICES Students & Host Families
(01/02/2015)
At this time of year we are so grateful to each one of you who have made a difference in the lives of families around the world We are hosting our 26th student this year and what a great experience it has been for our family.

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Finally Winter
(01/02/2015)
ICES exchange student Esti from Spain and her host family, The Voslers in Belgrade, Montana had a fun tree chopping excursion on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

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ICES Christmas Community Service Project
(01/02/2015)
This year some of our students living in Nevada, Arizona and California gave back to their community by making 60 plus blankets that we donated to several different programs in the community this Christmas Season.

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"The Bean"
(01/02/2015)
ICES students from Michigan visited Chicago the weekend of December 5-7th. Students enjoyed ice skating in Millennium Park, holiday activities at ZooLights in Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago's famous deep dish pizza, and shopping on The Magnificent Mile.

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The Spirit of Thanksgiving
(01/02/2015)
The ICES field staff in the NorthWest Region asked their Students and Host Families to submit photos and comments to a "What Are You Thankful For?" contest. All posted on the ICES NorthWest Region Facebook!

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The world is a very small place
(01/02/2015)
Your Host Family play an essential role in your Student Exchange experience, but there are many other people in your community involved to make this year a successful one, your school, class mates, teachers, friends and their parents just to name a few. They all contribute to make your high school year a memorable year in your life. Please show your community your appreciation and 'Give Back'!

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Counselor's Corner
(01/02/2015)
Now we are in the midst of the Christmas season! If you have never seen the 1989 movie, "Christmas Vacation", with Chevy Chase, find some time over the holiday to rent or buy it and share laughs with your host family!

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"This year is the best year of my life!"
(01/02/2015)
Max is a 17 year old boy from Germany that is currently staying with the Turman family as part of the ICES exchange program.

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My Adventure in America
(01/02/2015)
My name is Balazs I am from Hungary and I stay in Harrisburg in Oregon, for a half year exchange program.

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Halloween
(01/02/2015)
Long time host parents Ron and Natalie Vernick hosted this year's Indiana Exchange Student Halloween Party. Pumpkin carving, corn hole and smores by the fire were on the agenda.

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