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Our Stories

Welcome to Ayusa's stories! Here you will find first-hand experiences from our program, recipes submitted by our students, tips and activities, contests, and so much more!

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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

Community Service Contest 2012 Winners!

Learn about the three winners 

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

How has your community benefitted from cultural exchange?

Student Ambassador Lily Wagner Shares Her Winning Essay