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

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Instant Siblings - Just Add Love

Host Family of the Month, January 2013

Overcoming Fears At The New Jersey State Fair

Hande from Turkey - Star Student of the Month, November 2012

Our "daughter" always offers to lend a hand

Akane from Japan - Star Student of the Month, October 2012

Dutch High School Exchange Student Enjoys American Football

Ramon From the Netherlands - Star Student of the Month, September 2012

Future Olympic Gold Medalist Hosts Ayusa Student

Host Family of the Month, August 2012 

"I Feel Like I am Living in a Dream World"

Mariyam from Pakistan Shares Her Experiences in the U.S.

Senior Citizen Learns from Foreign Exchange Student

Tomas from the Czech Republic - Star Student of the Month, May 2012

Successful YES Leadership Summit Ends Year in San Francisco

by Emily Rusca, Grants Coordinator at Ayusa Headquarters