If your student really wants this kind of experience, do what you can to help them make it happen. It is worth the time, effort, fundraising and even the tears and jittery nerves you'll feel at the airport. There is nothing like seeing a happy, smiling picture of your child atop The Great Wall of China to put your mind at ease and make your heart swell!
Parents of Finlay S. - Shanghai, China , 2014 (Austin, TX)
This was such an amazing experience for our son! He learned Spanish, met other students from all over the country and took fabulous trips on the weekends. His homestay made him feel very comfortable and safe in his surroundings.
Parents of Shane W. - Heredia, Costa Rica , 2014 (Carlsbad, CA)
My daughter had a great time and benefited from the home stay to improve her language skills. This is is the longest she has been away and we were pleased that she handled it well. She was sad to see the trip end and leave her new friends.
Parents of Natalie C. - Aix En Provence, France , 2014 (Lancaster, PA)
Trust your child, they are in a safe, character building program.
Parents of Katy L. - Cusco, Peru , 2014 (Houston, TX)
Trust your children will learn and grow so much during their time abroad. My son made so many new friends from around our country and got to experience a history in culture and lifestyle they can't experience here. It was a wonderful life changing time for him and I'm so happy we and ISA could give that to him!
Parents of Peter R. - Granada, Spain , 2011 (Oak Park, CA)