Making Memories in a New Country

Making Memories in a New Country Estacada News, Oregon, January 02, 2019 by Emily Lindstrand / author   This year through the ICES International Student Exchange program, Estacada High School has foreign exchange students from a variety of countries, including Norway, France and South Korea. When Jung Su Park first arrived at Estacada High School, he thought it would be … Read More

This was one of the best decisions we could’ve made for our family

This was one of the best decisions we could’ve made for our family   My name is Heather Merriman and this year my family and I decided to invite an exchange student in to our home for the school year. The decision to do so was not taken lightly and we were certainly nervous at first since we hadn’t done … Read More

Being an exchange student

Being an exchange student   Hi, my name is Laura. I am 17 Years old and I am spending my exchange year in West Virginia. I love going to school here and doing things with my friends. It took me a long time to realize that I am living my dream. My dream that I always wanted to live. My … Read More

Hosting an exchange student

Hosting an exchange student   Hello, I’m Jamie from Michigan and this is our first year to host an exchange student. My family, Randy(dad), Veronica (19), Tylar(12), and Adrianna(4). Our exchange student is from Italy, her name is Alessia. At first we were very nervous but overcame those nerves quickly. It’s like having another daughter, she fits right in with … Read More

It gave me a second home

It gave me a second home   In January of 2018, I left all my friends and family in Brazil to live in America for a year. It was going to be a big change but I couldn’t wait to try it because I’ve always dreamed how was life here. I knew it would be different and I would have … Read More

It was an amazing trip

It was an amazing trip   San Francisco 2018 – ICES Trip First of all, it was an amazing trip and everyone who didn’t go did a big mistake because it was absolutely perfect. We visited all the popular places like Pier 39, Golden Gate Bridge, Six Flags United Kingdom, Union Square, Jelly Belly factory and more. I still can’t … Read More

They helped me a lot to feel like home

They helped me a lot to feel like home   Hi everyone! My name is Daniela, I’m from Spain, right now I’m going to do 4 months here in Delhi, California and I’m having a really good time. First I joined the cheer team, something that I would never thought I was going to do, but it was a really … Read More

Rockin Around the Christmas Tree

“Rockin Around the Christmas Tree”   Seven ICES exchange students from Brazil, Finland, Italy, Spain and Germany recently participated in the Weihnachts Parade in Boerne, TX. The theme was Rockin Around the Christmas Tree. The students were decorated in battery powered tiny Christmas lights and Santa hats and handed out candy canes while walking in the parade. The Weihnachts Parade … Read More

Playing soccer in the high school team

Playing soccer in the high school team   All the experience lived here was very cool and fun. I met many nice people and had a lot of fun, besides the great language learning and about life. My host family was very important at all times improving my experience. I have seen incredible places that will always remain in my … Read More