International Student Exchange is a non-profit organization specializing in high school cultural exchange programs. Our mission is to break down barriers to international friendship by uniting exchange students with volunteer host families so that they may learn, grow, and experience a new way of life together in a safe environment. Our programs are designated by the U.S. Department of State and we have been granted full listing by The Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) each year since our founding in 1982. Through our programs, we hope to connect the leaders of tomorrow with influences that will enrich their lives, expand their worldview, and instill in them a dedication to service.
Students who participate in our program are 15-17 years old and come from all over the world. Participants are carefully screened and selected based on their academic achievements, extracurricular interests, positive demeanor, and eagerness to experience new culture
We believe in the importance of nurturing an educated global community. ISE Gives Back, our charity initiative, is designed to provide support to those crucial organizations that create opportunities and lend assistance to children in need so that they can grow, participate, and thrive in our global community. Children Incorporated, our domestic philanthropic partner, has worked diligently for 50+ years to assist impoverished children throughout all 50 states. This year’s international philanthropic recipient is Nuevo Futuro. This Spain-based charity focuses on providing care and social advancement to children and adolescents deprived of healthy and stable family environments.