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

June 19, 2017

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Welcome “Home” to Bakersfield!

iE Student Lukas Grimberg from Austria enjoyed every moment of his 5 month exchange at Bakersfield Christian High School, a place he was surprised to find he quickly felt at home!... Read more »

June 14, 2017

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Retired Couple Finds “Youthful Exuberance” Through Exchange

Host parents Steve and Lynn Franko of Vassar, Michigan share their story of hosting a Spanish student named Javier – a decision that quite literally changed the course of their lives!... Read more »

June 09, 2017


Families Without Borders

What does it mean to be a “family without borders”? For our host families, it means more than just being open-minded about other cultures – it means actually LIVING them! These... Read more »

May 29, 2017

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Learn, Share, Grow & CHANGE…

This Memorial Day, our country takes a collective breath: a moment of quietude to honor, remember, and celebrate those who lost their lives in battle, leaving behind a mutual legacy of peace... Read more »

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 »