The Sky is the Limit

June 24, 2019By Ann SteffenStudents No Comments

Augustin, or Gus as his friends and family know him, is a sophomore in high school in Appleton, WI. He is a Trimester student on the PSE program so he will be in America for a total of 12 weeks. Gabby, his Local Coordinator, says, “Gus is kind. His English is spectacular, and he speaks … Read More

A Harvard Dream Come True

June 24, 2019By Ann SteffenStudents No Comments

Astree, a Trimester student from France, is a sophomore in high school in Milford, Massachusetts. Astree’s Local Coordinator, Liz, describes her as a wonderful student who is positive and enthusiastic about becoming involved in new things. “Astree takes an experience and makes the most out of it.  Her quick adjustment here in America has inspired … Read More

An Entrepreneur at Heart

April 30, 2019By Ann SteffenStudents No Comments

Jitong, also known as Tony, is a senior in high school in Rockford, Illinois. For his senior project, Tony designed a stylish t-shirt representing his school. A significant part of the project involved marketing and selling the final product. The fashionable shirts, which are available in black and white, are selling for $10 each and … Read More

Talent + Discipline = Excellence

April 24, 2019By Ann SteffenStudents No Comments

It turns out if you put your mind to it, and have some natural talent to help you out, you really can excel at just about everything. Litao, or Leo, and 11th grader in Appleton, WI, is proof. First, there is his academic performance. Vivian, who is Leo’s host mother, shares that he is very … Read More

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 … 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 … 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