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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!

Student Become Ambassador During Times of Global Crisis

Our exchange students are engulfed in the American culture and life during their time living in the U.S. While our students also share the joys of their culture and traditions with new friends and host community, what happens when their home country becomes the center of a global crisis?

New Experiences Open The World For Sierra Leone Student

Having never used a computer or seen snow, the world has been opened for Tamba

Student Survives Difficult Start, Is Host Family’s Angel

For our students, coming to live in America is an exciting and thrilling adventure that they know will change their lives. However, they cannot imagine the impact that they will make on their host family.

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.

Alaskan Student's Big Impact on Small Host Community

"The students said they learned more in his presentation than they had all year."

Welcoming Host Families Recognized By Students

For students, the host families of the month have gone from strangers to truly family.

How Hosting Got a Little Easier with the Help of a Tech Company

Using DocuSign helps Ayusa focus on the more important things: The people

Perfect Match For Family Found in Ayusa Student

Looking for similar interests, host sister found the perfect match

Making Family a Priority With Busy Schedules

New experiences and busy schedules don't slow down the More Family

Two Countries, One Border: India and Pakistan

Coca-Cola shows us the power of a small cross-cultural connection 

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