Exchange student making impact at Idalia

Exchange student making impact at Idalia Colorado Preps Magazine, Fort Morgan, Colorado, January 2019 by Brock Laue / author   When Bru Carreras was roaming the halls for the first time at Idalia High School, coach Brad Wingfield didn’t know yet the type of player who would be joining his basketball program. “The word on the street and his bio … Read More

Rivera-Carrera makes new friends as foreign exchange student

Rivera-Carrera makes new friends as foreign exchange student The Eclipsy, Flint, Michigan, February 15, 2019 by Matt Ostrander / Reporter   Francisco Rivera-Carrera, senior, is a foreign exchange student from Queretaro, Mexico. He’s tall, dark-haired, and has an amusing personality. Rivera-Carrera has enjoyed his time so far in the United States. “I like being here. The school is great, and … Read More

Through the eyes of an exchange student

Through the eyes of an exchange student Redmond Proficiency Academy Newsletter, February, 2019 by Mos Suttiwetchakul / Staff Writer and Exchange Student   Four months ago, I felt frightened every time I thought that in a few weeks I would leave my home to live in another country, use another language that I was not as good at, live with … Read More

Your Character Matters

Your Character Matters Central Valley Today, California, January 15, 2019 by Stefanie Bainum / author   Your Character Matters: Tulare Union High School’s Joanna Marucci   TULARE, Calif. – Every week in partnership with the Tulare County Office of Education, we tell stories about South Valley students with great character. It takes a brave individual to be a high school … Read More

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

My journey here has already been amazing

My journey here has already been amazing   As I walked through the double doors, screams of the roaring crowd intensified. The red, black and white cheer uniforms reminded me of “High School Musical”. Kind faces and words were almost attacking me with politeness and millions of people asking, “Hey, where are you from?” The bright lights shining above, light … 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