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Dear Host Family Letter from Julia

By Host Families at CIEE

We asked our students to write a letter and submit a photo about their host family as a part of our “Dear Host Family” contest on social media. Students were... keep reading

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Dear Host Family Letter from Daiana

By Host Families at CIEE

We asked our students to write a letter and submit a photo about their host family as a part of our “Dear Host Family” contest on social media. Students were... keep reading

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Dear Host Family Letter from Johanna

By Host Families at CIEE

We asked our students to write a letter and submit a photo about their host family as a part of our “Dear Host Family” contest on social media. Students were... keep reading

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Hosting Across Generations

By Host Families at CIEE

Hosting an exchange student impacts everyone involved for years to come after the exchange ends - it's what we call the "Lasting Impact" of exchanges. Sometimes, hosting even spans generations... keep reading

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Support: How to Travel With Your Exchange Student

By Host Families at CIEE

For American high school students, March is a very important time. The weather starts getting warmer and the beginning of spring looms in the air. However, one thing students are... keep reading

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How to help your exchange student get around

By Host Families at CIEE

CIEE High School USA participants are not allowed to drive. As such, host families are expected to help their international student arrange transportation. But don’t worry – this does not... keep reading

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Support: Sometimes You Need It!

By Host Families at CIEE

Your new son or daughter from another country is here now and everything your Local Coordinator told you about adjusting to cross-cultural life is true! Hopefully you are having a... keep reading

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What is it like to be a welcome family

By Host Families at CIEE

Not all CIEE host families host for a full academic year. Just as important are our welcome families. Welcome families "welcome" students into their home for a shorter amount of... keep reading

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#CIEEHostFamilyAdvice: Preparing for Arrival

By Host Families at CIEE

We might have over 70 years of experience in international exchange, but our host families are the real exports! Every month, we ask our community to share with us their... keep reading

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Host Family Guide: End of Year Logistics

By Host Families at CIEE

The end of the exchange year brings with it both exciting events and difficult goodbyes, but it also comes with its fair share of questions and “loose ends.” Your student... keep reading