• Exchange Student

    How the U.S. Benefits From International Student Exchange

    For over a century, U.S. student exchange programs have supported international students interested in expanding their cultural horizons through academic experiences abroad — providing valuable insights for use in both their professional and personal lives. These exchanges have long been a valuable tool for the U.S., serving to expand knowledge of U.S. culture and promote goodwill among allied states and geopolitical competitors alike.  Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently called the enrollment of international students a U.S. foreign policy imperative. Investing in this type of educational exchange is directly in the U.S. national interest, providing long-term benefits to American citizens, even if they don’t participate in the programs themselves. Benefits…

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    Local host families wanted for international exchange students

    Families needed to host teens from a variety of countries –International Cultural Exchange Services, in cooperation with local high schools, is looking for families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 and 18 from a variety of countries. ICES students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English skills. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience. The exchange students come with their own health insurance and spending money to cover personal…

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    Local families needed to host international exchange students

    The time is now to bring international exchange to Delaware once again. International Student Exchange, a nonprofit organization, is looking for volunteer families to host international high school students in the coming academic year. Host families can expect to gain a new family member, experience a new culture, create lifelong friendships and make a positive impact locally and globally. High school classes will start soon and interested parties must apply immediately. The international exchange students are between the ages of 15 and 18. They come from 40 different countries. “The exchange program focuses on bringing the people of the world closer together while educating the leaders of tomorrow through student…

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    Visa backlogs, COVID could scupper international student recovery

    UNITED STATES United States university officials are buoyed by the more favorable immigration policies of a new presidential administration – but worry nevertheless that a backlog of visa applications and COVID-19 will undermine efforts to rebuild international student enrolments in the upcoming academic year, international educators heard this week at the annual NAFSA conference. And despite the growing worldwide availability of a COVID-19 vaccine, they also worry that recent changes in the US State Department’s advisories for overseas travel will hinder their ability to send American students abroad. These were among concerns raised this week by international education providers about the Joe Biden administration’s response so far to challenges created…

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  • Online School

    Fort Erie international school takes tech education online

    If there has been a lesson to be learned about the coronavirus pandemic, it is how dependent we have become on technology. Using Zoom for business meetings while working from home means that more and more, it’s tech that’s keeping people connected to co-workers and family. A lot has changed quickly and for many, it’s hard to keep up. To help, the Fort Erie International Academy partnered with Huawei (Canada) to help smooth out the transition. Dubbed Tech 101, the school has created a series of online courses meant to teach people the basics of technology, ranging from simple email to spreadsheets to teleconferencing apps. “At the beginning of the…

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    International Student Exchange Will Be ‘More Inclusive’ Than Erasmus

    The Turing Scheme aims to give more U.K. students the opportunity to study at universities including … [+] MIT (Photo by: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Universal Images Group via Getty Images A new international student exchange scheme will provide more opportunities for U.S. students and be more inclusive than its predecessor, according to the U.K.’s universities minister. The E.U.’s long-running Erasmus program gave students the chance to study abroad, as well as running an exchange scheme for staff. But the U.K. withdrew from the scheme programme as part of the Brexit deal, despite a promise to remain by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition from academics and…

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