The Sharing of Cultures

Posted on Apr 19, 2018
The Sharing of Cultures

Jiahui, who goes by Betty, has experienced a lot of “firsts” since arriving to the U.S. on the PSE program last August. There is American high school, which does not include school on Saturdays, allows students to join clubs and athletic teams, and involves a great deal of homework. There is also the culture of being […]

PSE Student Places in Top Five in DECA Competition

Posted on Mar 22, 2018
PSE Student Places in Top Five in DECA Competition

Hong is a second-year PSE student and attends a private high school in Rochester, New York. He will graduate next year, and is already hard at work towards achieving his future career goals. Hong, who is originally from South Korea, participated in the 2018 DECA Regional Competition held at the Rochester Institute of Technology in […]

Aspiring Pilot Benefits from Robotics Team Experience

Posted on Jan 8, 2018
Aspiring Pilot Benefits from Robotics Team Experience

Zixuan, or Justin, has big dreams of becoming a pilot one day. He wants to go to college in the U.S. and plans to eventually attend a flight school to get his piloting license. Originally from China and arriving on the PSE program for the first time in January 2017, Justin has adjusted very well […]

Student Shines in her Second Year

Posted on Jan 4, 2018
Student Shines in her Second Year

When the Richards family welcomed Yufei, or Joy as her American friends and family have come to know her, from her home country of China in the fall of 2016, they met a shy and quiet girl. Joy entered the 11th grade at a private school in Davenport, Iowa, not knowing what to expect. She […]

A Full Immersion Experience

Posted on Nov 8, 2017
A Full Immersion Experience

“I like to join a little bit of everything. That is just my personality.” Such a true statement from Lingli, or Shelly, who arrived on the PSE program from China last year as an 11th grader, and will be graduating from high school this spring.  In the two years she has been in the U.S., […]

Four Years and a Lasting Bond

Posted on Oct 20, 2017
Four Years and a Lasting Bond

When Xiaoyu, or Kevin, first arrived to the U.S. on the PSE program as an 8th grader, his host family had no idea that they would end up hosting him for the next three years. “I thought maybe we would host a student once, but after Kevin’s first year with us he was family. We […]

Trimester Student Finds Peace During Hurricane

Posted on Oct 20, 2017
Trimester Student Finds Peace During Hurricane

Luca had never experienced anything even similar to a hurricane in her home town of Cologne, Germany. A PSE trimester program student attending high school in Ormond Beach, Florida, Luca experienced her first hurricane when Hurricane Irma hit the area she had been living with her host family in September. “At first I was very scared […]

Trimester Program Fulfills Student’s Dream

Posted on Jun 28, 2017
Trimester Program Fulfills Student’s Dream

“Ever since I was little, I’ve dreamed of coming to the States to study,” says Benoit, a PSE Trimester program student from France. The problem was, his parents did not feel comfortable with him leaving for a year. So, Benoit was very pleased when he discovered the PSE Trimester program, which involves living with a host family […]

From Only Child to Big Sister for 12 Weeks

Posted on Jun 23, 2017
From Only Child to Big Sister for 12 Weeks

Ela is a 16 year old girl from a small town in northwest Germany, where she lives with her parents, three dogs, two horses and cat. In March, she arrived to Rockford, IL, the second largest city in Illinois outside of Chicago, to a host family in which she gained three younger host siblings instantaneously. […]

Inspiration Gained from Service Project

Posted on Jun 15, 2017
Inspiration Gained from Service Project

Chenhui, or Billy, from China arrived to St. Louis Park, MN last fall to begin his PSE experience. As a requirement of his Religion class curriculum, he and his classmates had to complete a service project. Billy decided to volunteer at a local nursing home, and spent three hours every Sunday from February through April […]

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