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international Experience-USA (iE-USA)

Host an Exchange Student
'You mentor them and guide them just like you would your own children. The beautiful part about the whole thing is, it’s not a job. . . it’s an experience. Getting to learn each other’s cultures and continually growing together. It must be a really good experience or we wouldn’t continue to host year after year!' - Cavanaugh Family

At International Experience-USA (iE-USA) we believe that learning about other cultures, languages, and customs is the best way to dispel prejudices and embrace global citizenship, but we need your help! Whether it’s hosting a student or becoming a local coordinator, YOU can be an advocate for diplomacy and provide cultural enrichment opportunities in your life and community.

Host A Student

Hosting an iE exchange student is a life-changing experience for the entire family that lasts well after the time of the exchange. Open your heart and home to a student that wants to share in your life, community and culture.

Host Family Provides-a private or a shared bedroom, three meals a day, local transportation and a quiet place to study.

Student Provides- money for all personal and school expenses and insurance.

iE Provides- a local coordinator to help select a student that is right for your family and provide one on one support throughout the entire experience. Host families do not receive any form of payment.

Become a Local Coordinator (LC)

Want to promote cultural awareness and learning throughout your entire community? Become a LC with iE and be the catalyst that brings cultural exchange to your community.

LC Role- LCs are "the face" of iE in their local communities, spreading the good news of student exchange. As an LC, you connect with your community to share the opportunity for families to host, help potential host families through the application process and student selection. LCs serve as the main point of contact for students, host families and schools during a high school student’s year abroad, providing support and guidance every step of the way!

iE Provides- training, resources, continual support, generous incentives and an endless opportunity to bring positive experiences to lives and communities.

A little bit about International Experience USA (iE-USA):

iE-USA is a non-profit student exchange organization that is approved by the US Department of State and fully listed with the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel.

Our students are between the ages 15-18, and originate from Germany, Spain, Austria, Italy, Thailand, and more. Our young adventurers stay with host families while attending an American high school for one or two semesters. Traditional and non-traditional families, including retired couples, young couples, domestic partners, singles, multi-generational families, etc. are encouraged to apply as host families.

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world!

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209 Water St. South, Suite 102, Northfield, MN 55057, US

Mission Statement

The promotion of education across international border lines, developing learning activities, and encouraging worldwide understanding, goodwill, and respect for human rights among all races and cultures.


iE-USA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational exchange organization that was founded in 2002. We are devoted to the growth of friendship and understanding among the people of the world and believe that learning about other cultures, languages, and customs is the best way to eliminate international fears and prejudices. iE-USA is responsible for the safety and welfare of the student throughout the program. We expect the highest standards of behavior, manners and etiquette from program participants at all times and are certified by the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET).

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  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training

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