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

October 19, 2016


Top 7 Fall Favorites (And #7 Will Surprise You!)

Autumn in America can be a magical time for an exchange student, bringing ample opportunities to experience American-born traditions! Halloween, corn mazes, football games, pumpkin pie, hayrides, you name it! Whether... Read more »

October 05, 2016


Meet Our New Sister!

Many families assume the best time to host a student is when they have at least one teenage child in the home. “We’ll think about hosting when our kids are... Read more »

September 28, 2016


My American Grandma

It’s been several years since exchange student Mareike ventured from Germany to the U.S., but the memories she made with her one-of-a-kind host grandmother still tug at her heart every day.... Read more »

September 20, 2016


EMBRACE it! (Advice from Former Host Families)

Hosting an exchange student is a true EXPERIENCE that is second-to-none! With that experience comes a rich, dynamic relationship, not a boring status-quo. So what can a host family do... Read more »

September 14, 2016


Culture SHOCK! (And strategies for coping!)

Culture shock is a real, physical and psychological phenomenon – but what IS it? By understanding its patterns, exchange students and host families are so much better equipped to cope! Cultural... Read more »