Student Hits her Stride in the Colorado Mountains

Posted on Nov 6, 2018
Student Hits her Stride in the Colorado Mountains

When Angalina, a 16 year-old student from Germany, arrived to America in August, she was immediately enchanted with the beauty of the Colorado mountains. “Every morning I see the mountains and sunrise.  It makes my day!” says Angalina. Since arriving to Colorado Springs on the PSE program, Angalina has enthusiastically embraced every experience and opportunity […]

PSE Student Leads Tennis Team to State Championship

Posted on Nov 5, 2018
PSE Student Leads Tennis Team to State Championship

Belen is a 15 year-old student from Spain who arrived on the PSE program two months ago, and already, she has made quite a name for herself. Belen, who has been playing tennis since she was six years old, developed a passion for the sport when she realized her talent at age 12. As a […]

“He is Ours, and We are His”

Posted on Oct 17, 2018
“He is Ours, and We are His”

Yichen, or Ethan, is an 11th grader from China who attends high school in Allentown, PA. This is his third year on the PSE program.  When he first came into the program, Ethan was described by his Local Coordinator, Kathleen, as “a very quiet and shy young man with average English language skills.” Over the […]

Artistic Discoveries

Posted on Jun 14, 2018
Artistic Discoveries

It’s not very often that a first-time art contestant is awarded 3rd place. That’s exactly what happened for Mirim, a PSE student from South Korea, in Rockford, IL. Mirim entered a national art contest in Rockford with the theme of violence. Her painting was awarded 3rd place. Being able to participate in the art contest was […]

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 […]

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