International Student Exchange is a non-profit high school exchange program committed to bringing the people of the world together while fostering international peace through local action. Our programs have been enriching lives since 1982, and we take great pride in providing only the highest-quality service to our students, families, schools, and local communities.
Tomorrow’s leaders are today’s children, and they come from all backgrounds, nationalities, and beliefs. We recognize the important role education plays in cultivating the leaders of tomorrow into responsible global citizens, and that true education reaches far beyond the classroom. Teachers, classmates, family, friends, neighbors – these are all influences that shape a young student as they grow and develop into the person they are meant to be. It is for this reason that we consider ourselves partners in the educational process. Through our programs, we hope to connect the children of the world with influences that will enrich their lives and expand their worldview while instilling in them a dedication to service and an appreciation of international cultures.
We believe that individuals have more power to influence international relations than any other entity. Our dedicated employees and volunteers have a deep sense of pride for the country they live in. They demonstrate a loving willingness to share their way of life with children from across the globe in an effort to make the world a friendlier place. Because of their persistent efforts, we are able to provide students, families, and communities with the opportunity to authentically experience a new culture, share their own, and create life-long bonds along the way.
As a non-profit, our goal is not to meet a bottom line but rather to break down barriers to friendship while providing the world with an image of America that illustrates the values that we hold dear: love of family, love of community, and a willingness to accept and show kindness towards those who are different from us. Our objective is to make high school exchange programs commonplace, and highlight the increasing importance and lasting value of cultural understanding and tolerance worldwide.
Join our mission and change the world…one student at a time.