AYA student Leonie from Germany has just completed a personal goal that she set for herself for the year: to complete 100 hours of volunteer work! Read on to learn more about her challenge and the lessons she learned along the way. “My name is Leonie and I’m a German exchange … [Read more...]
Holiday Volunteering: A Fun Way to Experience Cultural Firsts!
The holiday season is upon us. For AYA exchange participants, this is a prime time for new experiences that are both meaningful and a whole lot of fun. When we share each other's traditions at these times, we build stronger connections and can learn so much. We are able to try … [Read more...]
AYA Student Volunteers: Habitat for Humanity
Community service is often an engaging and rewarding way foreign exchange students can learn something new, help out and have fun as part of a team. In Ohio, Local Coordinator Cindy Anderson arranged for a group of AYA foreign exchange students to volunteer with Habitat for … [Read more...]
Happy National Volunteer Week from AYA!
It’s National Volunteer Week! This is a very important week for Academic Year in America, because the success of our programs depends so much upon volunteers. To all of our volunteer host families, we send out a hearty and sincere THANK YOU! Your generosity and kindness in … [Read more...]
LC of the Month: Maria from Texas
AYA is gearing up to welcome their 2015-2016 AYA students and we asked our National office to nominate LCs who have gone the extra mile and really shined this past month. New LC Maria from Texas is our LC of the month. Congratulations Maria! … [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...]