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iE-USA Blog

February 24, 2017

welcome to the REAL

WANTED: “Hot Mess” Host Families

Have you ever wondered if YOU would make a great host family? Here’s a little guide to help you find out… Do you have a spare bed, even if it’s... Read more »

February 14, 2017

To my American family 2,

From Our Students, With Love

EXCHANGE is perhaps the perfect topic for Valentine’s Day, isn’t it? “Exchange” means giving of yourself and accepting someone else. Choosing to listen as well as to speak, to engage... Read more »

February 07, 2017


Meet Me in Myanmar

When the Amunrud family welcomed their host daughter Zin Mar from Myanmar in 2013, they couldn’t possibly have predicted the lasting impact of that decision or the adventures they’d experience! This particular hosting... Read more »

February 02, 2017


Hola, Colombia!

The Lee family may live in a small Midwestern town, but their family extends far beyond the borders of Dexter, MN. After adopting their daughter Karina from Colombia, Eric and... Read more »

January 26, 2017


5 Fun Facts About Montenegro!

Imagine: your family has decided to host an exchange student! (Exciting, right?!) As the idea becomes more concrete, you begin daydreaming about the possibilities!  You eagerly jump on the student finder  and start to scroll... Read more »