Another Art Masterpiece!

April 23, 2019By Ann SteffenStudents No Comments

Mirim, a graduating senior attending school in Rockford, Illinois, has demonstrated her amazing artistic abilities once again. This time, Mirim, who is from South Korea, was awarded third place in the Juries High School Art Show at Rock Valley College. There were over 100 entries from Rockford area high schools. Mirim’s winning art piece was … Read More

For the Love of Animals

April 18, 2019By Ann SteffenStudents No Comments

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 … Read More

Just Do It

April 9, 2019By Ann SteffenStudents No Comments

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 … Read More

Ski Trip Memories to Last a Lifetime

April 1, 2019By Ann SteffenStudents No Comments

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 … Read More

Spreading Cheer

March 29, 2019By Ann SteffenStudents No Comments

“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 … Read More

Math in Action

March 28, 2019By Ann SteffenStudents No Comments

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 … Read More

And the Band Played On

February 28, 2019By Ann SteffenStudents No Comments

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 … Read More

Artistic Talent Runs Deep

December 19, 2018By Ann SteffenStudents No Comments

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 … Read More

An Art Inspiration!

December 19, 2018By Ann SteffenStudents No Comments

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 … Read More

Student Hits her Stride in the Colorado Mountains

November 6, 2018By Ann SteffenStudents No Comments

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 … Read More