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

Host Family & Student Spotlight: Lasting Connections & Unforgettable Moments
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Host Family & Student Spotlight: Lasting Connections & Unforgettable Moments

This week we shine the spotlight on Awais from Pakistan and his host parents, Heidi and Waylon! Awais is staying with them in Wisconsin where he attends the local high school. He is studying here with the Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program sponsored by the US Department of State. Read more to hear why this is a … Continue reading