At International Experience, we believe that learning about other cultures, languages, and customs is the best way to dispel prejudices and embrace global citizenship.


Welcome Families: Short-term commitment, BIG impact!

We love sharing the adventure of student exchange! But what if a family can’t host for the full school year? Easy! They can help as a welcome family! What is… Read more »

Be Part of Something BIG

In addition to the simple FUN of hosting, student exchange serves a far bigger purpose. These passionate students, who are so eager to experience our heritage and to share their… Read more »

Top 7 Reasons to Host a German Exchange Student!

Add a little GERMAN to your family! WHY? We’re glad you asked! #1 – LEARN how to make a truly fantastic schnitzel! (Martha Stewart, eat your heart out!) #2 –… Read more »

A Place to Call HOME

What does hosting an exchange student REALLY look like? You might be surprised to find that IE students don’t need a lot of possessions, excursions, or special treatment. What DO they need?… Read more »

What to Expect When You're Expecting

Expecting an exchange student? You might be feeling the normal “pre-arrival jitters” as you anticipate the beginning of this adventure! But no matter how long you’ve been preparing, your student… Read more »