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

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 »

September 06, 2016

Hello Germany!

A Sneak Peak into the German Immersion Program!

Each summer, IE sends a select group of American teens and host siblings to Germany for three weeks. As a short-term cultural experience (with no language requirement!), the German Immersion Program is a fantastic way to... Read more »

August 31, 2016

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5 Ways to Help Your Student ENGAGE!

They’re HERE!!! (Now what?!) Your student has been planning this exchange for months (if not years!) and NOW, at long last, it has finally arrived! And while some students will... Read more »