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International School to School Experience

A Unique International Program

Angevine+KL Painting

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 more we learn to know students from other countries, the more we see that we are all alike.”
Student

An Innovative Approach

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.

"My daughter went to China with her Australian Primary school in 2011. The experience was invaluable for her to see how other people live their daily lives and be a welcome part of it. Her host family were wonderful and now she has the wanderlust - she is currently in Vietnam with a group from High school and is already saving up to go to Japan next year. This program has opened her mind to the world. Our family loves the ISSE program!"
Angevine in Peru
The best part about an exchange program is living with friends and learning about everyday life. I also really enjoyed the day trips and learning about other peoples’ communities. There is just so much to see and do. So many great new friends to meet. I especially love trying new food and the exciting sightseeing tours.
JesseCurrent exchange student with China Australia

Recent ISSE stories

Bal Bharati (India) visits Bethany School (US)

October 15 at 8:12 PM How time has just flown by……it’s about to be 3 weeks now and almost time to fly back ……with soooooooo many lovely memories to be cherished forever……a part of us being left behind here…….thank you sooooo much Bethany School……thank you Margie Hewton Kessler, Marla Brunsman, thank you all the parents

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Minutes of ISSE World Conference 2018: Liuzhou, China

Communication with Parents Parents of visiting students cannot make schedule changes with the host parents without the host and visiting schools’ chaperones’ approval No unequal treatment or extravagant gifts to visiting students Chaperones should expect to do daily communication (blog) with home school via What’s App, We Chat, etc. Communication between Schools Communication between schools

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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 bilingual education, having the opportunity to excel in the arts, sports, academics, and leadership positions,

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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 were blown away by all they do. We had a modest program already in place

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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 English!!!!

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