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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!

If you would like to submit a story for our website, please email!

SMSH Student Places Third in Poetry Contest

Benedicte Bamvik's poetry makes waves in Louisiana

2011 Photo Contest Winners Announced!

See Our Favorite Photos of Students Enjoying their American Homes

Announcing the 2011 International Education Week Contest Winners

Congratulations to NianWu Zhang, Mariyam Suleman, Kaerels Fernandez, Sofia Naureen and Dong Yoon Kim

Learning to Avoid Making a Huge Order at McDonalds

A Korean Exchange Student Tells His Funny Story

Becoming a Nice, Little Family

Host Family of the Month, November 2011

Oklahoma Family Explains Benefits of Hosting Exchange Student

German Student Adjusts to Life in Bismarck

The Dog That No Longer Seems So Scary

Pakistani Girl Enjoys New Experiences in Oregon 

Community Service Contest 2011

Announcing our Winners