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iE-USA Blog

August 10, 2018

Debunking 10 Common Objections to Hosting

Everyone seems to agree: hosting an exchange student is enriching, rewarding, and so very fun!  So why do so many people push the pause button? Like anything else, hosting an... Read more »

August 07, 2018

10 Reasons to Host an Exchange Student

Why host an exchange student? Our tight-knit band of cultural adventurers agree – when they opened their homes to host, they GAINED so much more than they gave. Are you... Read more »

July 27, 2018

We Say YES

From the outside looking in, a family’s decision to host an exchange student may seem like a logistical mystery. Most families in our culture would say they feel busy, or... Read more »

July 19, 2018

Double Placement… Twice as Nice!

The Peebles hosted their first student with International Experience in 2015, and while every experience has redeeming elements, their first hosting relationship didn’t feel entirely fulfilling.  However, knowing that the... Read more »

July 10, 2018

Big Brother Nico

When Tricia Lee was a child, she loved having an exchange student in the home. Now that she is a mom of four children, she’s choosing the same adventure for... Read more »