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

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

Student & Host Family Spotlight – Raphael from Germany living with the Gibsons in Texas!
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Student & Host Family Spotlight – Raphael from Germany living with the Gibsons in Texas!

Today, we are shining the spotlight on Raphael from Germany and his host family, the Gibsons from Texas. They both share their appreciation for cultural exchange and of the memories they’ll cherish of their time together! Raphael gave our office a call to express how amazing his experience has been thus far and how thankful … Continue reading

Student Spotlight: Anastasiia M. from Ukraine
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Student Spotlight: Anastasiia M. from Ukraine

Today’s Student Spotlight features a lovely student from the Ukraine located in Alvarado, TX staying with the Atkins family, nominated by our area field manager, Sherri. Anastasiia M. is studying here on a Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) scholarship program sponsored by the US Department of State. Here are some sweet words from host mom, Penny: Anastasiia is polite and … Continue reading