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)
I would recommend ISA-HS to other parents because your kids get to experience making real decisions on their own with the proper amount of oversight, put themselves out there, get immersed in a language, and travel with new people to see new things. Excellent experience for my daughter!
Parents of Kaitlin C. - Málaga, Spain , 2014 (Oakland, CA)