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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!

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?

CSC Winners Made Huge Contributions To Host Communities

With over 300 service hours combined, our winners touched the lives of many

New Experiences Open The World For Sierra Leone Student

Having never used a computer or seen snow, the world has been opened for Tamba

Student Survives Difficult Start, Is Host Family’s Angel

For our students, coming to live in America is an exciting and thrilling adventure that they know will change their lives. However, they cannot imagine the impact that they will make on their host family.

Student Shares Insights and Changes While In America

After only five months of living in the US, Kiran says she can already see change in herself.

Alaskan Student's Big Impact on Small Host Community

"The students said they learned more in his presentation than they had all year."

Welcoming Host Families Recognized By Students

For students, the host families of the month have gone from strangers to truly family.

Announcing the 2013 International Education Week Winner!

Congrats to our winner Haytham and runners-up Tifani and Tuyen!

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