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...
Oregon’s “Ray” of Sunshine

Oregon’s “Ray” of Sunshine

Ray Hernandez is outgoing, magnetic, and a gifted guitarist. Like any exchange student, he had some doubts about leaving the familiarity of his home in Spain to embrace the unknown of an exchange year in the US. Fortunately for Ray, that one leap of faith has...
We LOVE Our Host Families!

We LOVE Our Host Families!

As Valentine’s day approaches, let us give credit where credit is due: our incredible host families! WE LOVE YOU! We appreciate each and every host family who has joined us in this journey – let us share just a few of their stories with you! It’s a Twin Thing! What’s...
4 Ways to Spice Up YOUR Super Bowl Party!

4 Ways to Spice Up YOUR Super Bowl Party!

HOLD IT. What does the Super Bowl have to do with student exchange?! Well let’s start with this: it’s not just about the game! (Right?!) There’s no denying that the Super Bowl has become a major national icon of connection and camaraderie (and oh...
Hosting Christian – The Right Fit!

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 Brian Barton and their son Kevin had often opened their home to others – a teen mom and her...