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

iE-USA Blog

May 26, 2017

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Best Job EVER: Interview with a Local Coordinator!

What do we love about the local coordinator role? EVERYTHING! The students, the families, and the travel opportunities! Katie Gittins and Desirre Madrid talk about connection, relationship, and “bringing the... Read more »

May 16, 2017

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When Passion Meets Purpose

Have you ever thought about what goes on behind the scenes in student exchange? There are countless people working together to make the program run, and one of the most... Read more »

May 10, 2017

Adding Variety

Adding Variety

Sometimes we feel like proud parents, just bursting with pride at the impact our students are making in their communities. Whether playing with their host siblings, building camaraderie in their... Read more »

April 26, 2017

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Life AFTER Exchange!

Why I Cannot Possibly Forget My Old “New Life” By Julia Thurner, a 2015-2016 iE exchange student from Austria Yep, it’s been 9 months, and nope, I am not “over”... Read more »

April 18, 2017

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Accidental Hosts

Robert and Joan Bowling didn’t plan on hosting international students, but they wouldn’t have it any other way. Excerpt from The Steward School Colonnade When Robert and Joan became “empty... Read more »