Ayusa Students and Host Families Share Their Stories

Over the years, we have collected many of our favorite Ayusa stories which demonstrate the special things that happen when different international students and host families share their cultures with one another. We hope you enjoy them.

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Student “Hits The Ground Marching” Upon Arrival in US
Elena from Austria wastes no time embracing her new life in America with the Struble Family
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Student Has Shown The Spirit Of Exchange Through The Year
“I knew Demetrius was a very special person the first time I met him.”
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Rocky Start Leads To Great Connection With New Host Family
“Me encantan! Ich habe sie einfach lieb! Je les aime!” Anni says of the Bell Family
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Ayusa Student Selected To Represent Club At Conference
Rachel represents Wayne Unit of Boys & Girls Club, honored as Rookie of the Year
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Star Student Shines, Prepares for Future In The U.S.
From media production to snow sports to volunteering, Emmanuel excelled in all
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Student Shares What Exchange Has Meant For Her
Through change and growth, the exchange experience leaves a lasting impact on students
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Star Students Seize Life In The U.S. With Double Placement
Both Star Students Maddie and Krystof live with the Raitts and are seizing life in the U.S.
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Students Become Ambassadors During Times of Global Crisis
Mahdev helps bring insight and information from home about the missing Malaysian airplane
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CSC Winners Made Huge Contributions To Host Communities
With over 300 service hours combined, our winners touched the lives of many
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New Experiences Open The World For Sierra Leone Student
Having never used a computer or seen snow, the world has been opened for Tamba
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