International Student Exchange (I.S.E.) (  seeks host families for next year’s foreign exchange students at Lafayette High School:
18 year old Laura from Belgium is very organized, spontaneous, and outgoing.
Laura enjoys swimming and does so 3 times a week. She also like dancing, traveling and a
is involved in Girl Scouts.  She also enjoys cooking and baking, fitness training, and snow skiing.

16 year old Miguel from Colombia
is respectful, helpful, quiet, responsible and with good morals. He likes bikes, motorcross, gymnastics and extreme sports. Miguel likes music and plays the piano. His brother was an exchange student in Goochland County, Virginia.

16 year old Jose from Venezuela
enjoys going to the gym and he loves shopping.
He loves music and sings. He says that everyday he thanks God for giving him the family
he has. His mom and dad are his best friends, his sisters have big hearts, and his grandfather is a really amazing man. Jose says he can be shy at first, but then he becomes more outgoing. He likes to live his life to the fullest and always to be happy.

And we have other students needing host families as well…

All of our exchange students have their own monthly spending allowance and health insurance,

are fluent in the English language, are pre-screened before being accepted into this program,

and are fully supervised for the duration of their stay, (10 months). ISE’s students arrive early September and return home mid-June, ‘13.  The only financial cost to host families is room and board.

Anyone can host: traditional families, single parents, grandparents, etc.

For more information,  please contact

Welby Whiting at 566-1225


ISE, a non-profit organization, is fully accredited by CSIET.

"It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire lifetime to forget them." –author unknown.