Volunteer Spotlight: Edson from Tanzania
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Volunteer Spotlight: Edson from Tanzania

With Global Youth Service Day starting this Friday, April 12th, we’re shining the spotlight on a student who has been giving back in a big-hearted way all year long – Edson from Tanzania! Edson, studying in Texas with the Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program, has had the unique opportunity to volunteer with the World Relief Organization … Continue reading

Cross-Cultural Activities: Aspect Students Getting Involved!
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Cross-Cultural Activities: Aspect Students Getting Involved!

Today we are showcasing some of the fun and educational cultural enhancement activities that our stellar exchange students and their coordinators have participated in throughout the year!  With Aspect Foundation’s mission of bridging cultures and offering culturally enriching experiences to all participants under the Department of State’s Leadership Education and Diplomacy (LEAD) program, our students … Continue reading

Thank You Thursday – Exchange Experiences that Keep on Giving!
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Thank You Thursday – Exchange Experiences that Keep on Giving!

Aspect Foundation’s inbox is flooded with notes of gratitude for all who participate in cultural youth exchange. Today, one of our former Japanese Aspect students, Yoriko, and her host sister, Sonja, from Wisconsin write in to share how their experiences with cultural exchange have lived on generationally.   Yoriko received a Christmas present from her American … Continue reading

Thank You Thursday – Host Mom to Nicolas from France
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Thank You Thursday – Host Mom to Nicolas from France

Aspect Foundation’s inbox is flooded with notes of gratitude for all who participate in cultural youth exchange. Today, Jodi, one of our wonderful Field Managers and loving host moms in Washington, writes us about Nicolas, the French student she’s currently hosting. Sometimes all it takes is a loving gesture in a difficult moment to truly … Continue reading