Volunteering Opens Doors for PSE Student

Posted on Apr 12, 2017
Volunteering Opens Doors for PSE Student

Jae had never stepped foot on an ice-skating rink prior to arriving to Rochester, NY this past fall. Jae’s host mother, Darline, first introduced him to the sport. Jae, who is from Korea, explains that everyone in his host family is involved in ice skating. Now, he not only ice skates well, but he shares his […]

King for a Day

Posted on Apr 11, 2017
King for a Day

What does it feel like to be a king? According to Wanlingyi, or Jonathan (his English name), it feels “SO cool!” Jonathan was the first-ever Chinese international student at his high school in Florida to be elected Homecoming King. He says that it is hands down the best memory he has formed during his PSE experience, […]

Soccer, Dances, Host Family, New Friends are Highlights for Student

Posted on Jan 24, 2017
Soccer, Dances, Host Family, New Friends are Highlights for Student

Some times, taking risks really pays off. This is true for Antonio, a 15 year old boy from Spain who came to the U.S. on the Trimester program with PSE last fall. Antonio was inspired to come to the USA as an exchange student by his mother, who urged him to participate in something that would […]

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 […]

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