Seeing our world through his eyes

Seeing our world through his eyes   We have hosted several short term exchange students with varying success. As the 2017-8 school year approached this past August, an opportunity presented itself to host a student from Italy for the school year. With very little communication prior to Andrea arriving at our house, we became a host family for a 17 … Read More

Celebrating the Year of the Dog

Celebrating the Year of the Dog   Students and host families had a wonderful time together celebrating the Asian New Year in Ohio. Students from all over the world enjoyed getting to share so many delicious dishes. Everyone had a fantastic time talking, laughing and eating to Celebrate the Year of the Dog!       

Paula’s magical experience

Paula’s magical experience   Exchange student Paula of Spain is living her exchange year with the Cucinotta family in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Paula and her host family spend the holiday in Disney World Orlando FL together over winter break. The host family had a wonderful time getting to see everything through Paula’s magical experience since it was her first time … Read More

ICES Awards 2018

ICES Awards 2018   The ICES 2018 Awards were announced at the National Training Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.   “Hero of the Year Award”   We offer hearty congratulations to the ICES 2018 “Hero of the Year Award” recipients – Judy Scott (National Placement Director) and Kari Owens (National Training Director). This is the first year that there have … Read More

Italian exchange student Emanuele is working on his first music album

Italian exchange student Emanuele is working on his first music album   Emanuele is a high school exchange student from Italy. He is very talented and has an ear for music. His preference is rap, but he has an amazing ear and appreciation for all music. Emanuele writes, mixes, and sings his own music. While here in Colorado we looked … Read More

The Gallivanting Gringa

The Gallivanting Gringa   ICES outbound exchange student Elisa from Oregon decided to have her exchange experience in Ecuador, South America. And she is documenting the exchange year on her own web blog “The Gallivanting Gringa” at https://gallivantinggringa.blogspot.com. Read Elisa’s amazing story from Ecuador and inspire other U.S. teenagers to take advantage of this unique opportunity to explore the world … Read More

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”   Exchange student Cristina from Spain had the opportunity to participate in a very intriguing aspect of the American culture. Although she was initially apprehensive, she decided to take part in the Hamilton High School “Calendar Girl” pageant. She shares: “I really had to step out of my comfort zone. In … Read More

My experience has made me realize how important family is

My experience has made me realize how important family is   Hi, my name is Capucine. I moved to America 7 months ago to live a new experience and to discover a new culture and language. My time here in Florida, has been amazing so far. I’ve been in a great host family and a great school. I’ve done lots … Read More

I’ll always cherish my experience

I’ll always cherish my experience   I’m Luís, 16 years old, from Brazil. I was an exchange student for a semester in southwestern Wisconsin, where the Burbach’s welcomed me in their family. I am very grateful for them, ICES and World Study for the wonderful experience I had in the USA since the day I arrived. Even though my host … Read More