FAQ: What is a Double Placement?

FAQ: What is a Double Placement?

Updated February 2022 The double placement was definitely the right way to go for us. Since we don’t have any kids of our own, it was like creating an instant family, complete with siblings! Plus, the students leaned on each other at school and had a buddy in...
Welcome Families: Short-term commitment, BIG impact!

Welcome Families: Short-term commitment, BIG impact!

Updated 7/8/2022 We 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 a “welcome family?” A welcome family hosts a student on a short-term...
We Say YES

We Say YES

Updated December 2021 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 at the very least “full,” with their own schedules and...
Debunking 10 Common Objections to Hosting

Debunking 10 Common Objections to Hosting

Updated November 2021 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 exchange student comes with a common list of assumptions and...
A Fitting Tribute: Moana in America

A Fitting Tribute: Moana in America

It’s not every day that you run across someone who can so clearly capture the heart and soul of an experience in a way that it can be shared with, and felt by, others. Fortunately for us, iE student, Moana’s host parents, Erik and Kaylee are up to the...
A Farm-Fresh Adventure for Max

A Farm-Fresh Adventure for Max

When exchange students dream of their future host home, “farm life” often isn’t on their radar! Even so, Max from Germany feels he has found his perfect second home exploring farm life with the fun-loving Erb family. Life on the Farm Jeremy and Laura Erb own and...