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

Louisiana family welcomes exchange student from Slovakia

Louisiana family welcomes exchange student from Slovakia KPLC, Lake Charles, Louisiana, November 11, 2018 by Shelby Trahan / author One student at South Beauregard High School is more than 5,000 miles from home. The International Cultural Exchange Services allows students from across the world to leave home and travel to another country. “I really hope you enjoy this short video … Read More

Matias Garcia: Owasso Area Spotlight

Matias Garcia: Owasso Area Spotlight VYPE Oklahoma, October 15, 2018   Most students don’t leave home for an extended period of time until they graduate high school. And even then, it may be an hour or two away. Very few travel 4,755 miles over the Atlantic ocean to spend 10 months away from their home. That’s exactly what exchange student-athlete … Read More

International feel: exchange students make impact

International feel: exchange students make impact Players from other countries bring their skills to the Thumb Huron Daily Tribune, Michigan, October 13, 2018 by Mike Gallagher / Tribune Sports Writer   UPPER THUMB — Soccer is known as the world’s game   This year, Greater Thumb Conference soccer has taken on a international feel, with foreign exchange students making their … Read More

How U.S. High School Can Prepare International Students

How U.S. High School Can Prepare International Students U.S. News & World Report L.P., Ohio, September 18, 2018 by Anayat Durrani / Contributor   While at a U.S. high school, international students can sharpen their English and get familiar with American academic culture   Growing up in Germany, Daniel Posmik says he always had a fascination with American culture and … Read More

Exchange students find homes

Exchange students find homes The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Indiana, September 03, 2018 by Chloe Cameron / author   Local coordinator had life changed after becoming host family   Like most other people, Jill Bonin used to look at a map and simply see the names of countries. That changed when she hosted her first exchange student. Looking at a … Read More

Thankful for exchange program

Thankful for exchange program Pine Journal, Duluth, Minnesota, June 20, 2018 by Julia Elias Vilanova / ICES exchange student   I am writing a thank-you letter to thank everyone who made this year the best year of my life. I am so thankful I had the opportunity for the exchange program. First, I want to thank all the people who … Read More

Long Beach exchange student falls in love with U.S.A

Long Beach exchange student falls in love with U.S.A Long Beach Breeze, Mississippi, May 21, 2018 by Fred Weller   Ken and Gail Walker raised one family and became sponsors for a foreign exchange student through the International Cultural Exchange Service (ICES). Julieta Abramovich Masuyama from Spain has become a part of the Walker family. Gail said, “I knew from … Read More

Silva experiences Akron life

Silva experiences Akron life The Sentinel, Rochester, Indiana, April 11, 2018 Dateline: Akron by Leah Sanders / Staff Writer   Samara Silva had a long way to travel to Tippecanoe Valley High School. Sure the distance the 17-years-old takes every day from where she is living in Akron to the school is not that far. Yet if Silva wished to … Read More