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

November 16, 2017

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International Education Week: MAYBE…

The long flight from Germany is over. Henrik’s smiling host family has collected his luggage, and in the quiet of his room he unpacks old relics into his new life.... Read more »

November 14, 2017

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International Education Week: Is Studying Abroad Worth It?

Austrian student Kathi Schedl came as an exchange student in 2015, and 10 months later she left what had become a second home in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Back home in Austria,... Read more »

November 13, 2017

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International Education Week: Bringing the WORLD Home

In November, the world pauses to reflect upon the value and impact of “global learning.” International Education Week, November 13-17, engages world leaders from more than 100 countries who pledge support of one... Read more »

October 31, 2017

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The Cultural Evolution of Halloween

October 31 is a highly anticipated day for exchange students, who can’t wait to celebrate “American Halloween.” Like many US traditions, however, the American celebration of Halloween is actually a blend... Read more »

October 27, 2017

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Voices from the Past

An exchange year is a significant time of growth, and many students continue to unpack its full weight and meaning even years after it ends! We asked three students to reflect upon... Read more »