Volunteer for Meals on Wheels was a really cool experience

Volunteer for Meals on Wheels was a really cool experience   Meals on Wheels is a program that delivers meals to individuals at home who are unable to purchase or prepare their own meals. The day before Thanksgiving my host family and I volunteered at the New Season store. We were given pamphlets to people so when they checked out … Read More

People here are awesome

People here are awesome   I experienced how great the people are in the US. So far I had so much fun with family and I friends, which I made the last months. I love the focus on sports at my high school because I love sports. Also because when I played on the Football team (I came when the … Read More

“We’re keeping him, right?”

“We’re keeping him, right?”   Our family has hosted twelve students over the past 10 years, plus other short stays. It’s been very positive for our family and we feel like we have kids from all over the world. Some years it takes a few months before we actually feel like family and that’s okay. We have heard many host … Read More

Maja has been a blessing from the beginning

Maja has been a blessing from the beginning   Hello, My name is Candice Pias. This is a note about our family’s experience with hosting an exchange student over the last year. My husband’s name is Gill. We own a sign company and Gill also does some farming on the side. My husband and I enjoy boating, fishing, camping, playing … Read More

From Italy, Di Giovanni enjoys playing sports in America

From Italy, Di Giovanni enjoys playing sports in America The Eclipse, Kearlsley, Michigan, January 30, 2018 by Hannah Hendley / Photo Editor   Ricardo Di Giovanni is a 17-year-old senior who enjoys spending his time playing sports and hanging out with friends. What some may not know about Di Giovanni is he is actually one of the foreign exchange students … Read More

4th year hosting and it just gets better each time

4th year hosting and it just gets better each time   This our 4th year hosting and it just gets better each time. We have loved our time with Breanna, and know that we have made a lifelong bond. The sad part about her time with us is how fast it went by. We look forward to watching her grow … Read More

One of the greatest experiences of my life

One of the greatest experiences of my life   So this is Christmas And what have you done Another year over And a new one just begun… (John Lennon)   Christmas is over, however for me it was very special and symbolic just like the timeless song by John Lennon. Not only it meant the break of the previous and … Read More

Exchange student adapts to American culture in Senatobia

– Southern Comfort – Exchange student adapts to American culture in Senatobia Tate Talk, Mississippi, January 23, 2018 by Brett Brown / Reporter   Damian Jimenez has only lived in Senatobia for six months. In that short time, he has adapted to the many variances that southern culture has to offer while attending Senatobia High School as an exchange student. … Read More

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page”

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page”   What better way to connect with other exchange students in your area and learn more about America than taking a field trip? Right before Christmas break, a group of 21 ICES exchange students living in Alabama had the opportunity to visit Nashville, Tennessee. They … Read More