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iE-USA Blog

December 07, 2018

Leonie’s Christmas in America

One of the joys of exchange is experiencing all the ways we’re different, as well as all the many ways we’re the same – and this is especially true during... Read more »

November 19, 2018

Why Student Exchange is more “Thanksgiving-y” than Black Friday and...

As a national holiday that’s specific to the US, the Thanksgiving experience is one our exchange students always cherish! But consider this: the very act of bringing an international student... Read more »

November 13, 2018

“Way to Go, Julie…”

Christa and Brian Tesch may be new host parents, but they already feel right at home hosting 16 year old Julie. “She is a perfect mix of my kids’ personalities,”... Read more »

October 18, 2018

5 Pumpkin-Loving Activities For Your Family!

Exchange students love experiencing anything “American” – and what could be more representative of our culture this time of year than pumpkin spice lattes?! All joking aside, we are a... Read more »

October 04, 2018

Meet Julian

15 year old Julian Schwiers may be far from his German hometown, but he’s quickly found a place all his own right here in Tennessee. Julian and his Spanish host... Read more »