J-1 PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL
EXCHANGE PROGRAM USA
Come join the thousands of ICES students who
have had an unforgettable experience in America!
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F-1 ACADEMIC HIGH SCHOOL
CHOICE PROGRAM USA
Are you ready for an exciting study abroad experience in America?
Having choices is what the F-1 Academic High School CHOICE Program USA is all about!
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F-1 ACADEMIC HIGH SCHOOL
VALUE PROGRAM USA
The ICES Academic Value Program is designed for students who are more cost conscious and flexible with their school choice.
Let our experienced team help you realize your dream!
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AMERICAN SCHOOL EXPERIENCE
SHORT TERM PROGRAMS USA
Can’t get away for a whole school year? The ICES English language and cultural short term student exchange programs are the perfect solution! LEARN MORE
VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL
PROGRAM USA
Can’t travel or study in the USA this year? ICES Virtual High School Program USA is a unique opportunity to achieve an equivalent high school education and a U.S. diploma, all from the comfort of your own home. LEARN MORE
HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM
IRELAND
ICES High School Program in Ireland is an awesome opportunity to combine studies with a rich cultural experience. Our program in Ireland is open to all international students and offers both public and private schools. The program is available to students 12 to 18 years old. LEARN MORE
HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM
UNITED KINGDOM (UK)
ICES High School program in the United Kingdom offers international students the life-changing opportunity to experience studying in a British school. Students aged 16-18 participate in the same classes as their British peers and stay with a host family close to their school. LEARN MORE
HIGH SCHOOL STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS FOR AMERICAN STUDENTS No need to wait until college to study abroad. American high school students are discovering fun, safe and affordable destinations with ICES! LEARN MORE SUMMER PROGRAMS ABROAD
FOR AMERICAN STUDENTS
Can’t take off from regular school schedule? ICES Student Summer Programs Abroad are the ultimate opportunity for you. Improve your language skills and get a taste for foreign cultures and traditions. LEARN MORE
BECOME AN ICES
HOST FAMILY
The rewards of hosting an international exchange student
are many. Your family will learn and grow with the experience as you build a life-long relationship! Join thousands of other families and host an ICES student today! Your adventure begins here!
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BECOME AN INTERN OR A TRAINEE ICES Internships and Professional Training programs offer the opportunity to broaden your professional horizons. Participating in one of these programs allows you to immerse yourself in the American culture and get an up-close look at American business practices while adding international experience to your resume or CV. LEARN MORE BECOME AN ICES
LOCAL COORDINATOR
Do you have a desire to broaden your experience and world perspective while enriching the lives of international students and American families? Work in the student exchange field! LEARN MORE

International Cultural Exchange Services
(ICES)


ICES is an international nonprofit student academic and exchange organization dedicated to promoting a peaceful world by increasing international awareness and cultural understanding. We are a team of experienced professionals who are passionate about offering quality and affordable student academic and exchange programs for international and American students. We’ve been loving what we do since 1991, when the company was founded, and we are amazed by the remarkable achievements of our international and American exchange students.

Young people participate in student exchange programs for various reasons. They want to experience another culture, become more mature, meet international friends and improve their language abilities. American families participate with the desire to share their homes and lifestyles, broaden their knowledge of other cultures and encourage better world relations. Local schools are eager to participate in youth exchange for the many benefits their students receive by interacting with other students from around the world. ICES is committed to helping students, families and schools reach these goals.

Sign up today for one of our student programs, become a host family, explore our new internship and trainee program, or work with us to help promote a range of rewarding inter-cultural experiences! Your adventure begins here!


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Recent ICES NEWS...

  • ICES Bridging Cultures Scholarship 2024

    Do you know an American college-bound teen who’s looking for $$$? ICES will be awarding $17,000 in scholarships to globally-minded teens this spring! Application deadline: April 3, 2024.
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  • ICES Global Ambassador Program

    The Global Ambassador Program is back! This is a volunteer program for American high school students in which they learn valuable leadership skills and cross-cultural understanding by providing peer support to exchange students.
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  • Accepting Host Family Applications

    Now is a great time to consider hosting a student for next semester or school year. Learn more about the ICES Host Family Program!
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  • ANNOUNCING NEW PROGRAM: Internship & Professional Training

    The program is open to international college/university students who are currently enrolled or recently graduated. ICES is welcoming and matching American companies with qualified applicants.
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  • ADDITIONAL STUDY ABROAD COUNTRIES

    We are happy to provide our American high school teens the opportunity to study in Australia and New Zealand next year.
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  • Work with us

    Interested in working in the student exchange and academic field? Contact ICES today to learn more about the opportunities available.
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Recent ICES Blog posts...

  • 9 Reasons to Host an Exchange Student from Asia

    Today we highlight our Asian students and share a few of the reasons they are so delightful to host. Which Asian country would you like to host from? 🌏
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  • Families Share Why They Love Hosting Exchange Students

    Have you ever wondered why families host exchange students? Here’s your chance to find out! Some of our current host families share why hosting an exchange student is so awesome. 🌎❤️😀
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  • Cultural Adaptation: What is it like?

    We’ve gathered a collection of fun metaphors to explain what it’s like to adapt to another culture. Which is your favorite?
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  • 10 Comfort Foods from Around the World

    Winter is the perfect time to indulge in comfort foods! Add an international twist to your menu with one of these soothing dishes from around the globe. 🌎🍽️😋
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  • How did the Idea of High School Exchange Programs Begin?

    Thousands of high school exchange students come to the U.S. each year to live with an American host family, attend high school, and engage in the community. How did this strange and wonderful tradition become commonplace? Here’s a quick look at the history and evolution of youth exchange. 🌎
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  • The Midway Checkup: Preparing for an Incredible Second Act

    How did we reach the midpoint of the school year so quickly? It’s the perfect moment to gear up for a fantastic second half with your exchange student.
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