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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Ayusa 2015 Commencement Speech Contest
Not everyone gets a chance to speak to their graduating class ... until now
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Ayusa YES Alumnus Making a Difference In Home Country
Tamba created a scholarship to fight illiteracy and make a difference for other students
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Spring Semester YES Student Making Most Of Program
Jin-Shen joined his school’s robotics team in January and has had a pivotal role since
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Opening Host Family Does Not Hesitate in Embracing Program
The Jameel Family has “never given me a chance to miss my family.”
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CSC Winners Put In Time, Receive More Than Expected Back
Giving back to their host communities was just one reason students volunteered
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Student Overcomes Homesickness By Embracing Program
Keeping busy at school and in activities helped Harry push through homesickness
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Contest Looking to Recognize Students Who Give Back
Community Service Contest calls for entries from students who make an impact in community
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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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