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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 stories@ayusa.org!

Students Share Their Favorite Discoveries in the U.S.

Photo contest for students highlights new experiences across the country 

Student “Hits The Ground Marching” Upon Arrival in U.S.

Elena from Austria wastes no time embracing her new life in America with the Struble Family

Star Student Has Stellar First Month in Erie, CO

Joshua makes "seamless" connection with host family, impacts school's soccer team 

Student Has Shown The Spirit Of Exchange Through The Year

“I knew Demetrius was a very special person the first time I met him.”

Rocky Start Leads To Great Connection With New Host Family

“Me encantan! Ich habe sie einfach lieb! Je les aime!” Anni says of the Bell Family 

Ayusa Student Selected To Represent Club At Conference

Rachel represents Wayne Unit of Boys & Girls Club, honored as Rookie of the Year

Star Student Shines, Prepares for Future In The U.S.

From media production to snow sports to volunteering, Emmanuel excelled in all

Student Shares What Exchange Has Meant For Her

Through change and growth, the exchange experience leaves a lasting impact on students 

Star Students Seize Life In The U.S. With Double Placement

Both Star Students Maddie and Krystof live with the Raitts and are seizing life in the U.S.

Student Become Ambassador During Times of Global Crisis

Our exchange students are engulfed in the American culture and life during their time living in the U.S. While our students also share the joys of their culture and traditions with new friends and host community, what happens when their home country becomes the center of a global crisis?

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