Fostering Peace and Understanding


The International School-to-School Experience (ISSE) is a unique international program for schools that provides for the exchange of thoughts and ideas through face-to-face contact with children from other countries around the world. It is non-profit, non-political, and non-religious in nature.

The program gives all 10-12 year old school children the opportunity to experience and understand other cultures on a first-hand basis. It is an innovative approach for schools that realize the importance of international experience in modern school education.

What an incredible experience it was being a host family. We enjoyed learning about all the similarities and differences in our cultures and ways of life. The ISSE experience gave us the opportunity as a family to share our wonderful city with a child from another country and in turn, we heard some amazing stories about their home and city in Colorado. Being a part of this program and spending time with other host families was also very rewarding. On many of our group outings there was always a lot of laughter and good times and, we enjoyed each other’s company immensely. It has now been more than a month since Abby left her ‘second home’ and we still keep in contact via MSN and Skype. I know my daughter Emily thoroughly enjoyed having Abby stay with us as; she quite effortlessly and quickly became a member of our family. We hope this bond will remain for many years to come and hopefully, she took home some wonderful memories of Australia and the time she spent here.
Australian Host Family for Colorado Student - Abby

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