International Student Exchange (ISE) is Currently Looking for Host Families

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ISE is looking for host families to provide a warm and welcoming environment for the exchange student.

We place nearly 3,000 students each year in all 50 states.

International Student Exchange is looking for interested families to host students for their high school exchange program. Students will be arriving in August 2014.

ISE is the leading not-for-profit sponsor and has been finding homes for international exchange students in the United States for over 30 years. They place students from over 40 countries for either semester or academic year programs.

“We place nearly 3,000 students each year in all 50 states,” stated Paul McLaughlin, ISE COO. “There’s no 'typical' host family. Our host families reflect the wide diversity represented in the US.”

The students that are coming over to the US have insurance, bring spending money and speak English. They are high school age and can attend your local school. The students are very eager to learn about American culture. Many students will participate in sports, student activities and volunteering in the local community.

Most families just need to provide a warm and welcoming environment for the exchange student. Host parents also are expected to treat the students just like they are a family member. The students will be involved in nearly every aspect of family life including holidays, hobbies, family outings and even the occasional household chore.

“The idea is the student becomes part of the family. Students and their host families maintain lifelong bonds. Host families visit their students in their home country, they attend weddings and even exchange holiday gifts each year,” stated Paul.

Anyone interested in hosting can contact ISE through their website: or call their main number at 1.800.766.4656.

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 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-four 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

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