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Three Ways Hosting an Exchange Student Enriches Your Life

Evan Ryan | Posted 07.25.2014 | Education
Evan Ryan

Hundreds of State Department-sponsored international high school exchange students recently met in Washington, D.C., after a successful year at schools across the United States

How A Class Led Me To The Italian 'Sister' I Never Thought I'd Have

Lauren Cooke | Posted 08.13.2014 | Teen
Lauren Cooke

Despite my limited knowledge of Italian, I made up for it with French, English, hand gestures and Google translate.

Cognitively Creative, Globally Experienced -- And Privileged

Ed Gragert | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Ed Gragert

I'm one of the privileged few. I had the chance to travel abroad as an exchange student at the age of 17 during a "gap" year between high school and college. That year changed my life and set me on a career path in the field of global education.

Welcome to America -- Enter at Your Own Risk

Andrew Lam | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Andrew Lam

For many students from Asia, America represents opportunities of the highest order. In America they hope to become filmmakers, businesswomen, high-tech firm owner, engineers. They are rarely ever prepared for the violence, for the milk and honey to go sour.

10 Tips for Raising a Global Child

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 04.12.2014 | Parents
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

In today's interconnected global world, one of the greatest gifts we can give our children is to prepare them to thrive in the new world marketplace. But what does that entail?

The Ultimate Guide For Hosting An Exchange Student

Tevin Mickens | Posted 03.09.2014 | Teen
Tevin Mickens

Balancing my life as a high school senior and as a host of not one but, TWO exchange students, was definitely a struggle, albeit an educational and enjoyable one. Here are a few tips that really helped me survive during that long month.

Study: International Students Taking Up More Space At US Colleges

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 11.12.2012 | College

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Want to see how quickly the look and business model of American public universities are changing? Visit a place like Indiana Unive...

State Department Suspends Student Exchange Sponsor

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 07.20.2012 | Education

JACKSON, Miss. -- Hundreds of high school exchange students could be affected by a State Department decision to suspend the sponsor-company that was t...

Inspector General's Report Slams State Dept's Foreign Exchange Programs

AP | MITCH WEISS | Posted 03.20.2012 | Education

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- State Department programs that bring foreign exchange students to the United States to work or attend school require urgent attenti...

High School Exchange Students Housed With Murderers, Sexual Predators

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.19.2012 | Education

Allegations have surfaced against a foreign exchange program -- overseen by the U.S. Department of State -- that foreign teens coming to the U.S. to s...

State Dept. Drops Plan To Protect Foreign Exchange Students Despite Abuse Allegations

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR and MITCH WEISS | Posted 05.14.2012 | Education

JACKSON, Miss. — Despite dozens of allegations of neglect and sexual abuse over the years, the U.S. State Department abandoned a plan to require...

Confessions Of A Foreign Exchange Student

The Communicator, Community High School Newspaper | Posted 12.07.2011 | Home

I can’t even count how many times I’ve been asked “How does it feel to be an exchange student?” and how many different answers I’ve been giv...

5 Lessons I Learned Hosting an Exchange Student

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 10.02.2011 | Education
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Just short of moving abroad ourselves, hosting an exchange student proved to be an unparalleled cultural education.

Foreign Student Crackdown Will Cost The British Economy £2.4 Billion

The Guardian | Alan Travis | Posted 08.13.2011 | College

The government's drive to cut the number of overseas students coming to Britain will cost the country £2.4bn more than it saves, according to Home Of...

The Exchange Experience Changed My Life Forever

Imane Karroumi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Imane Karroumi

I didn't believe the power of being in an exchange program until last year, when I participated in the U.S. Department of State's Youth Exchange and Study Program, or YES.

Obama Makes America Sexier to Swedes

Nathan Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Hegedus

Applications to study in the US are up 30 percent in the Nordic countries, and interest in Sweden has grown by 20 percent. Placement agencies are calling it "Obama fever."