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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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"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

Bringing Honor to the Coolest Dad Ever

Host Family of the Month, February 2012 

Whether Reading Poetry or Shredding Electric Guitar, Marlin Embraces New Experiences

Marlin from the Netherlands - Star Student of the Month, February 2012

Becoming a Nice, Little Family

Host Family of the Month, November 2011

German Teenager Recognized by Texas City as an Honorary Citizen

Marco from Germany - Star Student of the Month, December 2010

Host Dad of 15 Exchange Students Honors the Current Two

Star Students of the Month, March 2010