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At International Experience, we believe that learning about other cultures, languages, and customs is the best way to dispel prejudices and embrace global citizenship.

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June 15, 2018

How two “only children” gained a sibling for LIFE!

Justin Harvey is a 17 year old from Indiana with a love of maps, countries, and especially German culture. As Justin dove into the language in his high school German... Read more »

June 04, 2018

Bienvenido, Maria!

When the Brennan family was asked to consider hosting an exchange student – again – they were understandably hesitant. A previous hosting experience hadn’t been quite what they expected, and... Read more »

May 24, 2018

A Letter to Next Year’s Exchange Students

German exchange student Lorena Schraub visited Texas in 2013/14. Like most exchange students, acclimating to American culture was both thrilling and sometimes exhausting! In the letter below, she shares her... Read more »

May 11, 2018

Empty-Nesters Find Global FAMILY Through Exchange!

John and Ranelle Ladbury have hosted for 5 years, and they’ve already signed up to do it again next year! What brings them back year after year? With their own triplets grown... Read more »

May 04, 2018

A Fit Like Family

When Maggie Stephenson was hired to supervise a student placement, she had no idea what was in store!  What she found was a connection to a young Spanish girl that... Read more »