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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 Hosting Got a Little Easier with the Help of a Tech Company

Using DocuSign helps Ayusa focus on the more important things: The people

Perfect Match For Family Found in Ayusa Student

Looking for similar interests, host sister found the perfect match

Making Family a Priority With Busy Schedules

New experiences and busy schedules don't slow down the More Family

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

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