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iE-USA Blog

January 07, 2019

Hosting Christian – The Right Fit!

When a family is matched with just the right student, we often find that the experience changes them, making a mark on their family that will never be forgotten. Carrie and... Read more »

December 20, 2018

Hanukkah, Stockings & Saint Nicholas Too!

One of the brilliant parts of hosting an exchange student is the FUN that comes from including them in your family’s holiday celebrations… and trying out some of theirs! This... Read more »

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 »