New Talents Discovered on PSE Program

Posted on Jan 6, 2017
New Talents Discovered on PSE Program

Jaehun, or Jess, a PSE student from Korea, has discovered many things about himself since arriving on the program three years ago. For example, Jess had no idea he was a talented distance runner before coming to the U.S. He has been a member of his high school Cross Country team in South Carolina since […]

Friendship Gained from Trimester Experience

Posted on Nov 30, 2016
Friendship Gained from Trimester Experience

On the phone, Luis is a quiet, ostensibly shy 15 year-old boy from Spain who arrived in Michigan to begin a PSE Trimester program twelve weeks ago. When asked what motivated him to participate on the program, his answer is that his parents urged him to, as they wanted him to experience the educational system […]

Family Reflects on their Hosting Experience

Posted on Oct 5, 2016
Family Reflects on their Hosting Experience

Blue and Vicki Ornelas of Victorville, CA are no strangers to hosting international exchange students. Since 2008 they have hosted at least eight students from various parts of the world. “As a family we have always enjoyed meeting the kids and getting to know them. We have created lifelong relationships with all of the students […]

Student Pursues her “Life Passion” on PSE Program

Posted on Aug 12, 2016
Student Pursues her “Life Passion” on PSE Program

Some people are born with musical talent. Zhuxuan, or Vivian, is one of those people. “My true passion in life is music. My favorite is jazz, but I also love Chopin and Litz!” Before coming to the U.S. on the PSE program, back in her home town of Changsha in China, Vivian’s musical talent developed […]

Anime Club Teaches Student about Collaboration

Posted on Jul 7, 2016
Anime Club Teaches Student about Collaboration

Zhe, a PSE student from China, has always been fascinated by Anime culture, so it was no surprise that she decided to join the Anime Club at her school in Florida. In April, Zhe and her Anime Club had a special opportunity to perform at the University of Florida SampCon, where they danced and held a […]

Robotics Team was Highlight for PSE Student

Posted on Jun 10, 2016
Robotics Team was Highlight for PSE Student

Renpin, otherwise known as Jordan, just finished his third year on the PSE program and graduated from his high school in Wisconsin. Jordan first came to Wisconsin from China on the PSE program in 2013, and unexpectedly developed a profound interest in robotics. “I have many good memories in the U.S., but without a doubt robotics is […]

PSE Student is Award-Winning Artist

Posted on May 27, 2016
PSE Student is Award-Winning Artist

In Green Bay, Wisconsin, a talented young artist and PSE student from Korea is gaining recognition for her work. The student, who goes by the name “Kim,” entered a glass mosaic that she created into two art contests, one at her school and one at a Congressional Art Competition, for which the piece was displayed in the […]

Volunteer Trip to Africa offers Student Unique Experience

Posted on May 4, 2016
Volunteer Trip to Africa offers Student Unique Experience

Tong, a PSE student from China, recently returned to his PSE home in Colorado from a two week school trip to Tanzania. Tong was one of 20 students who participated in the volunteer trip, during which they helped residents of a village build a water tank. The experience was rewarding and eye-opening for Tong. “The […]

A “Care Bear” Among Us

Posted on Apr 22, 2016
A “Care Bear” Among Us

Taegon is a PSE student from South Korea who is attending school in Battle Ground, WA. This past fall at a homecoming dinner he was presented with a unique award from his classmates. Taegon received the “Care Bear” award. This came as a complete surprise to him. “I was confused to see that the students […]

PSE Senior Shares Math Skills with Elementary Students

Posted on Apr 14, 2016
PSE Senior Shares Math Skills with Elementary Students

Xijie, otherwise known as CJ, has always been talented when it comes to math. It is no surprise, then, that he immediately thought of how to apply this talent to his senior project in school. For his senior project, CJ decided that he wanted to tutor elementary students in math. He spoke with his teacher […]

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