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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!

How Students From Around the World Celebrate Holidays

Bring your student's culture into your home by celebrating their favorite holidays

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Your Student

Make their first Thanksgiving special and share the spirit of this classic American holiday

Two Countries, One Border: India and Pakistan

Coca-Cola shows us the power of a small cross-cultural connection 

Building Bridges While Dancing in Jaffa

Ballroom dancing is bringing the children of Israel and Palestine together

Two Towns, One Border: The City of Naco

Celebrate International Education Week through stories of cultural exchange

The Ireland Family Loves to Share America

Sharing one another's language and culture bring this new family together

Vishrutha from India Conquers Her Fears - and America!

October's Star Student wowed her host family by overcoming her fear of water and heights

Laia from Spain Excels in Adjusting to Her New Life

September's Star Student of the Month has become an integral part of her host family

Indonesian Exchange Student Loves his Phoenix Family

The Huber-Thorntons are the Host Family of the Month for September 2013

Pennsylvania Family Travels to China to Reunite with Former Student

Hear about one family's journey around the world to visit their Chinese daughter

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