Life in the U.S.

Happy Holidays 2017 – Photo Round Up Part I

Happy Holidays from Aspect Foundation Student Exchange!

We hope you had a wonderful time celebrating the holidays this year with your new family/ family member!  Take a peak at what this season’s celebrations looked like across the US with our exchange students and their host families:

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Current exchange students in Washington State at IC Jodi’s annual holiday party.


Anastasiya from the Ukraine on Christmas morning in MI.


Syeda from the Philippines woke up to a white Christmas in WA state.


Ilona from Ukraine in NE with her very own personalized unicorn ornament on the Christmas tree.

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Kurmanzhan from Kyrgyzstan and Roman from Ukraine in TX making a gingerbread house with IC Sherri’s mom and Brian.

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Nora from Norway and her host family in their ugly Christmas sweaters on Christmas Eve in MN.


Kim from Belgium enjoying a white Christmas with her host family in WI.


Alvaro from Spain with host siblings, ready to enjoy Christmas lights in UT.


Laiba from Pakistan with the Duncan family in NE said, “So confused to decide which holiday was the best Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas. My first Christmas was too good and too amazing! Thank you everyone for making this day so good!!!”


Faysal from Lebanon cutting a Christmas tree with his host family in WI.

There’s plenty of time to submit your holiday photos for our second photo round up (Friday Jan 5th). Please share by tagging us on social media with the hashtag #aspectexchange or email your pictures to