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...]
Indonesian AYA Exchange Student Surya Learns About Life in the US with His American Dad!
When Surya, an Academic Year in America (AYA) exchange student from Indonesia on the YES program, arrived in New Mexico for his exchange year, his host father took him under his wing, quickly bonding with him and treating him as a true son. His host father certainly has had the … [Read more...]
French AYA Exchange Student Arthur Has a Fantastic Year with the D’Arcy Family
Before Arthur Sivade, an Academic Year in America (AYA) high school exchange student from France, arrived in the U.S., he didn’t know quite what to expect of his new life in an unfamiliar country. Immediately upon meeting his host family at the airport, however, his anxieties … [Read more...]
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