Fostering Peace and Understanding

What is ISSE?

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.

As parents, we could not be more thrilled with the ISSE program. Students engaged in leadership activities and prepared all year for the trip. By staying with families, attending school, and going on field trips, the kids were thoroughly immersed in a cultural and educational experience. They came back more confident and knowledgeable about the world. We would be happy to send our kids to any of the host countries with ISSE!
Kristen & Eric - Host Family 2010