exchange student

Clara Magalhaes, an exchange student from Belgium, recently wrote about the struggles she first experienced when beginning her high school year abroad and how she overcame them. As it is the case for many exchange students, making friends at a new school in a new country, and in a foreign language, was a challenge for her at first but Clara made some small changes that ended up having big results.

Read her story:

Carlos, in partnership with Proyecto Asis in Costa Rica, was awarded the first ever Global Partners: Running Waters Scholarship to participate in the CCI Greenheart Volunteer Homestay Program, a program allowing participants to volunteer with environmental, humanitarian or education organizations while living with an American host family. Carlos stayed in Milwaukee, WI for 4 weeks in July 2012. Below Carlos reflects about his volunteer experience in Milwaukee, WI.

Author: CCI Greenheart

By CHI AYP student Tine from Germany

“Being an exchange student is awesome.”

“I had the best year of my life.”

“I learned so much about myself.”

That is what people told me about a year ago. These were people who had already been abroad. They told me about how wonderful it was, and how the exchange experiences have changed them forever. I was truly inspired by their energy, and the passion they had, and I was so curious about how my year abroad would teach me my “life lesson”.

CIEE USA High School is happy to announce Patricia from Germany and Isabel from Spain as winners of the annual “Year in Exchange” contest.

Each year CIEE offers international high school students a chance to share their exchange experience in the United States through a video or photo essay. This year, students were asked to share what was unique about their exchange experience.

Author: CIEE

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