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Experiences

Ayusa loves when our exchange students and host families share their experiences! Here are some first-hand stories from around the country.

If you would like to submit a story, you can email us at stories@ayusa.org!

What Is Special Today

Hosting is a rewarding experience, here is a story of a special moment that happened between host family and student.

Ayusa YES Student Shares Special Memories with Her Host Family

Sahayan feels like she is truly a member of her host family when she is asked to be a bridesmaid in a family wedding.

Host Family Shares Memorable Year with Their Exchange Daughter

The Mitchell Family has shared a wonderful year with Hanna from Germany, who has come to be more than just their exchange student.

Living the Dream – A Reflection from an Ayusa YES Student

With the second half of the program year well under way, Ayusa YES student Riwa from Lebanon takes a moment to reflect back on her experiences as an exchange student.

Ayusa Student Gets the All-American Football Experience

Being State Champions was only part of the experience Matyas had on the team

Ayusa YES Student Has Everyone Singing His Praise

It's only been a few months but Farooq from India has already made a lasting impression in his high school and host community.

Students Share Host Family, Experiences, And Great Heights

“They are both fantastic in their own way” shares their host mom about her two students

Student Easily Settles Into Life in AZ, Enjoys First Experiences

“It's astonishing how it has already made a place for itself in my heart.”

Host Mom Shares Year-Long Story of “Danish Daughter”

With the school year coming to a close, it is time for our wonderful students to be heading back home. The experiences and memories that they have gained while in the U.S. will stay with them a life-time. But our students are not the only ones who have been affected by the exchange experience.

Standing Ovation for Ayusa YES Student at Annual Conference

Eman shares her exchange experience with Ayusa field staff, partners, and HQ

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