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.
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.
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.
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!
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'!
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!