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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Host Family Supports Student, Encourages Confidence
Nervous before arriving in the U.S., Louisa quickly finds host family is an easy fit
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IEW Winners Able to Share Their Cultures in Many Ways
Through presentations, dance lessons, art, and more, students make impact on communities
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Star Student is Committed to Making the Most of Program
From presenting to local groups to maintaining an active blog, Urooj is seizing her program year
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Host Family's Simple Acts Help Jump Start Student's Year
“I will never ever forget the kind things they did for me. I wouldn't have made it without them!”
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YES Student Makes Connections, Breaks Down Stereotypes
Through volunteering Eman finds that borders don’t matter, “what truly matters is humanity”
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Students Share Their Favorite Discoveries in the U.S.
Photo contest for students highlights new experiences across the country
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Ayusa Celebrates Diversity with IEW Contest 2014
International Education Week gives students the chance to share their culture with others
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Star Student Has Stellar First Month in Erie, CO
Joshua makes "seamless" connection with host family, impacts school's soccer team
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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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