Growing as an IEC

Feb 27

Expressing appreciation through the Four Love Languages

Building global families series

It takes more than a one-sided approach for effective communication and expressing appreciation. Join us to learn about the Love Languages concept and how to best show appreciation to each member of your new global family. This session is open to IECs, host families and students.

Saturday, February 27th, at 12:00pm ET

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Mar 2

Appreciation vs Appropriation

Culture connection: DEIB series

As people passionate about international exchange, we love learning about and embracing the cultures we work with. But what is the difference between appreciating a culture and appropriating it? Join members of the DEIB team for a discussion about the differences between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation, and how we all can continue to grow in our cultural fluency.

Tuesday, March 2, 2020, 7:00pm ET

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Mar 6

St. Patrick’s Day and Ireland

Culture connection series

What better time of the year to hear from our friends in Ireland than during the month of St. Patrick’s Day! Join friends and colleagues from the Emerald Isle to discover how they celebrate St. Paddy’s and learn a bit more about what makes this land so magical.

Saturday, March 6, 1:00pm ET

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Mar 20


Place-a-Thon is our annual celebration of matching students and host families. We hope you will join us as we connect virtually to celebrate you and your inspiring efforts and determination to open your local communities to our exchange program. Connect with your RC and RPM about team events for Place-a-Thon!

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Mar 25

New IEC Orientation

Welcome to your exchange adventure! New IEC Orientation will give you an overview of our program to jumpstart yourself as an IEC in your community. If you have activated as an IEC after September 2020, or have never attended an IEC Orientation, this is for you.

Thursday, March 25, 2021, 10:00am – 2:00pm ET

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