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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!

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 

Building Bridges While Dancing in Jaffa

Ballroom dancing is bringing the children of Israel and Palestine together

Two Towns, One Border: The City of Naco

Celebrate International Education Week through stories of cultural exchange

The Ireland Family Loves to Share America

Sharing one another's language and culture bring this new family together

Vishrutha from India Conquers Her Fears - and America!

October's Star Student wowed her host family by overcoming her fear of water and heights

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