For many students the exchange experience changes their lives forever, introducing them to new cultures, new friends and new adventures. Roman, an AYA student from Germany, shares with us how impactful his academic year has been and why it was so worthwhile. My name is Roman, … [Read more...]
A Host Family Experience: “The Kids Loved Learning from Their Host Brother”
A first-year AYA host family from Iowa with four children opened their arms to Sam, an exchange student from China. Sam was an only child before his year in America where he joined a family of six! Host mom Becky told us why Sam was such a great addition to the family, and what … [Read more...]
A YES Student Story: “My Greatest Role Model for our Exchange Students”
Terri from New York has been an AYA Local Coordinator since 2011. Terri is always encouraging her students to live out their dreams during their stay in the U.S. Hear from her how supporting Abrar from Pakistan has given him the chance to accomplish his dream of coming to the … [Read more...]
LC of the Month: Louise H.
Louise has been with AYA since 2011 and has always been very supportive of the AYA program and her students. Alina an AYA student from Germany shares with us why she nominated Louise for LC of the month. … [Read more...]
Get Involved. It’s Rewarding!
Why is getting involved in your school and community so rewarding? AYA Grant student Irman shares with us why getting involved at school was so rewarding and fun! My name is Irman, and I am from Bangladesh. I am a senior at my high school in Pennsylvania, and I wanted to share … [Read more...]
Why We’re Hosting
Why do families choose to host an exchange student? Host dad Ben had his own exchange experience, which led him to appreciate the importance of cultural exchange and giving back to the global community. My wife and I have decided to host a foreign exchange student from Brazil … [Read more...]