The following is a beautiful submission from AYA host mom Amy from Maine. Amy is currently hosting her fourth exchange student! When Amy first submitted her host family application, she did not know where the journey would take her family. Hosting exchange students for multiple … [Read more...]
Julia from Germany Shows Her Love for the Litzburg Family!
Her exchange year may have ended, but Julia, an Academic Year in America high school exchange student from Germany, will cherish her memories of her year abroad for years to come, thanks in large part to the Litzburg family. This caring bunch showed their love and encouragement … [Read more...]
From Warsaw to Western New York: Jakub’s Wonderful Year with the Wiech Family
When Jakub, a Polish high school student who decided to participate in an exchange year abroad with Academic Year in America (AYA) though the FLEX Program, first learned that he would be living with the Wiech family in a small village in western New York, he was a little nervous … [Read more...]
Reflections on an Exchange Year with the Scholla Family
As Academic Year in America (AYA) international exchange students are arriving and getting settled with their eager host families around the country, it’s a great time to share a reflection from Chevron, an AYA student from Suriname on the YES Program who spent a year living in … [Read more...]
My Dream Come True: Exchange Student Maja from Germany Reflects on Her Arrival in the U.S.
Every fall, hundreds of international high school students arrive in the United States for an exchange year through Academic Year in America (AYA). Flying across the world and finally arriving here in the U.S. is an exciting time for these exchange students, who can’t wait to … [Read more...]
A Stellar Year with the Stankiewicz Family: AYA Exchange Students Khaled and Batoor Share
For Academic Year in America (AYA) exchange students Khaled from Saudi Arabia and Batoor from Pakistan, spending a year in New York with the Stankiewicz family was the best experience they could have asked for when they signed up for an exchange year. This wonderful family … [Read more...]