Appreciating Differences

December 10, 2019By Ann SteffenHost families, Students No Comments

Sofia is a 16-year-old senior attending high school in Eugene, OR. Her decision to embark on the three-month PSE Trimester program stemmed from her desire to explore America. “I wanted to get out of my comfort zone, travel, see new places, make new friends, and so much more!” It turns out, Sofia has done all … Read More

To Live Like an American Teenager

December 4, 2019By Ann SteffenStudents No Comments

What would inspire a 14 year-old from Valencia, Spain to spend three months in Eugene, Oregon in the USA? For Paula, it was the desire to live as an American teenager. “I wanted to come to America to live like an American teenager and learn about the culture.” Paula has certainly embraced the experience and is … Read More

Adventures Galore

June 24, 2019By Ann SteffenStudents No Comments

Jakob, a PSE Trimester student from Germany, attends high school as a Sophomore in Rochester, NY.  Jakob’s Local Coordinator, Glori, describes him as a very friendly young man. “He likes to travel, see, and do as much as he can! He is curious, independent, and makes friends very easily.” Lisa, his host mother, agrees, and … Read More

Mia’s Bright Feathers

June 24, 2019By Ann SteffenStudents No Comments

“Some birds are not meant to be caged, their feathers are just too bright.”  – The Shawshank Redemption According to Ziyu, or Mia as her friends know her, this movie quote is her life motto. Mia attended a high school in Austin, TX this past school year as a sophomore. Mia’s Local Coordinator, Ricardo describes her: … Read More

The Sky is the Limit

June 24, 2019By Ann SteffenStudents 1 Comment

Augustin, or Gus as his friends and family know him, is a sophomore in high school in Appleton, WI. He is a Trimester student on the PSE program so he will be in America for a total of 12 weeks. Gabby, his Local Coordinator, says, “Gus is kind. His English is spectacular, and he speaks … Read More

A Harvard Dream Come True

June 24, 2019By Ann SteffenStudents No Comments

Astree, a Trimester student from France, is a sophomore in high school in Milford, Massachusetts. Astree’s Local Coordinator, Liz, describes her as a wonderful student who is positive and enthusiastic about becoming involved in new things. “Astree takes an experience and makes the most out of it.  Her quick adjustment here in America has inspired … Read More