International Student Exchange (ISE) Places Nearly 2,800 Foreign Exchange Students in 2013

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The International Student Exchange (ISE), which has been placing international students since 1982, will place nearly 2,800 exchange students in 49 different states for the year 2013.

The International Student Exchange (ISE), which has been placing international students since 1982, will place nearly 2,800 exchange students in 49 different states for the year 2013.

“Placing this many students showcases the generosity of the people in this country. Our host families aren’t compensated for opening up their home to these students,” said Bob Keegan, Executive Director.

ISE places high school students (between the ages 15 – 18 & 6 months) throughout the country on one year J1 Visas. This program is designated by the Department of State. It allows high school students to stay one year and learn about the United States while attending high school.

The exchange students live with a host family that provides a bed and several meals a day, as well as a loving environment. The host family does not receive any compensation for doing this.

Wayne Brewer, CEO of International Student Exchange states. “Since our host families aren’t paid, they do it to bring a new culture into their house. Most host families are amazed on how great the experience is.”

The students participate in school sports, theater, clubs and community service. They are treated as a family member rather than a foreign exchange student.

“The students really do become part of the family. They do chores, participate in activities and help out their community. It’s why we have so many repeat host families,” explained Wayne.

About International Student Exchange
ISE was founded in 1982. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing people of the world closer together through student exchange and intercultural education.

Based on the materials submitted by ISE and reviewed by the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET), an independent national educational organization founded in 1984, ISE has been granted a full listing every year. Indicative of its high level of professionalism and respect within the foreign exchange industry, ISE is designated by the Department of State as an official sponsor of the Exchange Visitor Program.

ISE is headquartered on Long Island, 60 minutes from Manhattan. Forty fully staffed Regional Offices are strategically located in the United States. ISE cooperates with over 100 independent foreign agencies in over 45 countries around the world for the recruitment and placement of students in American homes. The company’s information is available at http://www.iseusa.com.

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