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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!

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!”

YES Student Makes Connections, Breaks Down Stereotypes

Through volunteering Eman finds that borders don’t matter, “what truly matters is humanity”

Student “Hits The Ground Marching” Upon Arrival in U.S.

Elena from Austria wastes no time embracing her new life in America with the Struble Family

Star Student Has Stellar First Month in Erie, CO

Joshua makes "seamless" connection with host family, impacts school's soccer team 

Student Has Shown The Spirit Of Exchange Through The Year

“I knew Demetrius was a very special person the first time I met him.”

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 

Ayusa Student Selected To Represent Club At Conference

Rachel represents Wayne Unit of Boys & Girls Club, honored as Rookie of the Year

Star Student Shines, Prepares for Future In The U.S.

From media production to snow sports to volunteering, Emmanuel excelled in all

Student Shares What Exchange Has Meant For Her

Through change and growth, the exchange experience leaves a lasting impact on students 

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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