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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!

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.

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

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