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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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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Student Survives Difficult Start, Is Host Family’s Angel
Rakel’s difficult start to her time in the US did not slow her down from living her dreams
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Student Shares Insights and Changes While In America
After only five months of living in the US, Kiran says she can already see change in herself.
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Alaskan Student's Big Impact on Small Host Community
"The students said they learned more in his presentation than they had all year."
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Welcoming Host Families Recognized By Students
For students, the host families of the month have gone from strangers to truly family.
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Community Service Contest Rewards Student Contributions
Have you volunteered above and beyond? Submit your entry for CSC 2014!
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International Education Contest Winners Announced
Congrats to our winner Haytham and runners-up Tifani and Tuyen!
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