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

March 24, 2017

Try Not to Get Arrested

“Try Not to Get Arrested…”

They say reality is stranger than fiction, and student exchange is no exception! Want to laugh harder than you ever have in your life? Host an exchange student! We love... Read more »

March 16, 2017


How Does Exchange HELP Your Local School?

Many schools across the U.S. have embraced the common goals of “teaching diversity” and “modeling global awareness.” But in practice, these are challenging concepts to effectively impart to today’s fast-paced... Read more »

March 09, 2017

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5 Surprising Benefits of Hosting an Exchange Student!

It’s a phenomenon we see time and again in student exchange: while selflessly giving of their homes and hearts, a host family will often gain just as much as they... Read more »

March 02, 2017

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A Brother for Robert

The LaCroix household has always bustled with intergenerational activity! 3 daughters + 1 son + mom and dad + grandma = one full house! Robert, the youngest, always wanted a... Read more »

February 24, 2017

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WANTED: “Hot Mess” Host Families

Have you ever wondered if YOU would make a great host family? Here’s a little guide to help you find out… Do you have a spare bed, even if it’s... Read more »