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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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High School Student Exchange Essay Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Soravit, Sahar and Giorgi

The Whole World in Their House

The Simoes Add TWO Exchange Students

Regional Director Recieves Award for Outstanding Commitment

Congratulations to Jody Sauls from Hixon, Tennessee 

GEONET Hosts Ayusa Staff in Visit to South Korea

Ayusa Staffers do their Homework on Korean Culture.. Abroad!

Former Ayusa Student is First Female Japanese Commercial Pilot

Former Ayusa Student Breaks Boundaries 

Eating From the Proverbial Communal Plate

When East Side resident Dennis Krantz used to think of Morocco, he thought of movies such as "Casablanca."

From now on, he and his family will think of 17-year-old Marouane Smaili and the 10 months that the Moroccan youth is living with them as part of a federally funded cultural exchange program.

From "I Am So Out of Here" to a Precious Year

Chen from Taiwan Describes His Personal Journey