For the Love of Animals

Posted on Apr 18, 2019
For the Love of Animals

Yu Ri, or Crystal, was afraid of dogs, cats, and other animals before coming to the U.S. Now, she spends her time volunteering to care for them. “When I first came to America, my host family had a ginormous dog and a bird at our house. I became comfortable with the dog because he was […]

Just Do It

Posted on Apr 9, 2019
Just Do It

Seojeong, or SJ, is a senior in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Originally from South Korea, SJ recently traveled to Sedona, where she ran her very first half marathon. “I was never passionate about running in South Korea mainly due to the poor air quality, traffic, and large amount of people. Here in Arizona, everything allows for […]

Ski Trip Memories to Last a Lifetime

Posted on Apr 1, 2019
Ski Trip Memories to Last a Lifetime

Although he has skied several times in his home country of China, Tao, or Alex, had not skied in two years until his joining his host family on a recent ski trip. Alex, who is a 16 year-old student in Michigan, noticed that for him, the main difference between skiing in China and Michigan was […]

Spreading Cheer

Posted on Mar 29, 2019
Spreading Cheer

“She is an all-in-one pep squad all by herself!” This is how Min is described by her Local Coordinator, Suzy. Min, who is a natural motivator, had never been a cheerleader before coming to the U.S. “There is no cheerleading in South Korea. However, I remember being the class leader, and I would enjoy going […]

Math in Action

Posted on Mar 28, 2019
Math in Action

Jiyoon is a senior from South Korea who attends high school in Illinois. She is an A+ student and is involved in many leadership opportunities at school. Jiyoon’s Local Coordinator, who describes her as very quiet, soft spoken, and extremely ambitious, shares that Jiyoon was chosen for the Leadership Team right away. Everyone on the […]

And the Band Played On

Posted on Feb 28, 2019
And the Band Played On

Simiao, or Monica as her friends know her, is a Junior who attends high school in Michigan.  She is currently involved in two band activities at school. Monica plays percussion instruments in the school’s concert band and the xylophone in the marching band. Monica did not always have the passion for music that she has […]

Artistic Talent Runs Deep

Posted on Dec 19, 2018
Artistic Talent Runs Deep

Not everyone is born with artistic talent, let alone a passion to pursue and develop it. For Seojung, or Lucy as her friends know her, a graduating senior in Rockford, Illinois, pursuing artistic endeavors has been a cornerstone of her life. Lucy, who is from South Korea, is described by her Local Coordinator as being […]

An Art Inspiration!

Posted on Dec 19, 2018
An Art Inspiration!

Mirim is an 18 year-old senior attending school in Rockford, Illinois. She is from South Korea and has been in America for three years. Suzy, Mirim’s Local Coordinator, who is always welcomed by Mirim with a hug, describes her: “Mirim is so happy, fun-loving, very giving, and always willing to help out. She can fit […]

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 […]

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