International School to School Experience
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.

It was an amazing experience to go to El Salvador and live in a whole different culture and lifestyle. It is definitely something I will never forget.
Catherine (Australia – El Salvador 2007)
Japan at Buena Tierra


I am writing these thoughts by the desk where our beloved friend Fukky sensei wrote his farewell letter. For the last two weeks, the ISSE Japanese Delegation that visited us shared with us unforgettable, life-changing moments that will be imprinted

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Thomas Alva Edison School

In the Caguas region, TAES has offered, for over 50 years, a college preparatory education in a safe and family-oriented environment. We validate our philosophy daily and encourage the development of a well-rounded citizen. Students are empowered with a solid

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New recycling bins

Bethany School and Mt. Waverley Primary

We learn so much from our exchanges with other schools in the ISSE program. One which really resonated with all of us who visited Mt. Waverley Primary School in Melbourne last June was their recycling program. It was amazing! We

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Ohio-Costa Rica 2016

I loved the experience!!! It was absolutely awesome. Everyone treated me so good. My host is coming today and we even planned vacaciones together!!!! Thanks to ISSE program I had the best experience in my life. I also practiced my

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My journey to Australia

I went to upwey in melbourne, victoria to the Upwey south primary school, it was one of the best experiences of my life since I have never been on australia. I am from Peru and I would like you to

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Peru 2012

Im a bit late in telling my story =( My name is Mikayla and I went to Peru in 2012. It was one of the BEST LIFE CHANGING things I’ve ever done in my life. I was able to learn

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