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Two families share a daughter and make lasting connections!

Oct 18 2022

One goal of cultural exchange is to connect and share with people from other countries and cultures. The Beasleys, an NWSE host family, and the Rueda Dujovnes family from Spain have taken this concept one step further than most, vacationing together in each other’s home countries at the end of the exchange program this past June. They called it “30 … Read More »

Celebrating 35 Years of NWSE

Oct 17 2022

As we kick-off the 2022-23 exchange season, we are excited to announce that this is NWSE’s 35th year sponsoring cultural exchange programs! To celebrate this milestone, we want to thank all the host families, exchange students, international partners, staff, coordinators, schools and school districts across the U.S. and around the world that have participated in and supported our program and … Read More »

Class of 2019/20 – It’s Not Goodbye, It’s See you Later!

Jun 10 2020

We can’t believe your NWSE program is coming to a close soon! Hopefully, you are already thinking about getting ready for your return home. With all the feelings of anticipation, sadness, and excitement piling up, things are likely getting a little stressful. Don’t worry! This is completely normal and ok! These feelings should tell you how close you have become … Read More »

NWSE Activity Guide Part 5 and Contest Winners

May 13 2020

Dear NWSE Community, We are so proud of all of you for working together and making these challenging times a positive experience! You have created close bonds and friendships that will last a lifetime. This week’s newsletter updates you about the NWSE fundraising campaign, suggests more fun ideas for activities, and – what you’ve been waiting for – announces the … Read More »

NWSE Activity Guide – Part 4

Apr 30 2020

Dear NWSE Community, As promised, NWSE is back and here to support you with more suggestions for fun activities. We also want to thank everyone who participated in our video and TikTok contest – we are reviewing all your great videos and will announce the winners shortly! NWSE Tip: Students and host families can enjoy most of the activities we … Read More »

NWSE Activity Guide and Contest Announcement

Mar 30 2020

We hope you are enjoying the suggested activities during this period of school closures! As promised, we are back! NWSE will continue to suggest cool activities during this temporary coronavirus situation, to help you remain positive and engaged with each other, yourselves and your program.   …. School Closure Video Contest Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Simply follow the … Read More »

The Year of the DS-2019 with NorthWest Student Exchange

"The Year of the DS-2019" photo booth
Nov 22 2019

For 32 years, NorthWest Student Exchange (NWSE) has promoted cultural exchange, foreign language study, and international education by offering meaningful and affordable exchange programs for high school students from around the world.  High school cultural exchanges foster international understanding and personal development, and provide new perspectives and insights into the world for everyone involved.   NWSE host families volunteer to open … Read More »

“What I like the best about America is the people…School is really different, very social and not so strict, I love it. How Americans celebrate the holidays has been very surprising…very different…I…

Vivien from Germany

“Our biggest reward is that we built such an amazing friendship and feel like we gained another daughter. Our children learned about different cultures and how to be better communicators.…

Julie and Kelly from Utah, USA

“What I like so much about America is the space – the land, the sky. It is so beautiful.”

Shunnosuke from Japan

“Probably the biggest reward of being an exchange student was being hosted by an amazing family. I couldn’t imagine life without them anymore and I feel like I will be at…

Julia from Germany
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