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EMBRACE it! (Advice from Former Host Families)

Hosting (September 20, 2016)

family-adviceHosting 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 »

Culture SHOCK! (And strategies for coping!)

Hosting (September 14, 2016)

culture-shockCulture 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 »

A Sneak Peak into the German Immersion Program!

Hosting (September 06, 2016)

Hello Germany!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 »

5 Ways to Help Your Student ENGAGE!

Hosting (August 31, 2016)

jump inThey’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 »

Welcome Families: Short-term commitment, BIG impact!

Hosting (August 24, 2016)

bring them homeWe love sharing the adventure of student exchange! But what if a family can’t host for the full school year? Easy! They can help as a welcome family! What is... Read more »