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

“He is Ours, and We are His”

October 17, 2018By Ann SteffenStudents No Comments

Yichen, or Ethan, is an 11th grader from China who attends high school in Allentown, PA. This is his third year on the PSE program.  When he first came into the program, Ethan was described by his Local Coordinator, Kathleen, as “a very quiet and shy young man with average English language skills.” Over the … Read More

Artistic Discoveries

June 14, 2018By Ann SteffenStudents No Comments

It’s not very often that a first-time art contestant is awarded 3rd place. That’s exactly what happened for Mirim, a PSE student from South Korea, in Rockford, IL. Mirim entered a national art contest in Rockford with the theme of violence. Her painting was awarded 3rd place. Being able to participate in the art contest was … Read More

The Sharing of Cultures

April 19, 2018By Ann SteffenStudents No Comments

Jiahui, who goes by Betty, has experienced a lot of “firsts” since arriving to the U.S. on the PSE program last August. There is American high school, which does not include school on Saturdays, allows students to join clubs and athletic teams, and involves a great deal of homework. There is also the culture of being … Read More

PSE Student Places in Top Five in DECA Competition

March 22, 2018By Ann SteffenStudents No Comments

Hong is a second-year PSE student and attends a private high school in Rochester, New York. He will graduate next year, and is already hard at work towards achieving his future career goals. Hong, who is originally from South Korea, participated in the 2018 DECA Regional Competition held at the Rochester Institute of Technology in … Read More

A Full Immersion Experience

November 8, 2017By Ann SteffenStudents No Comments

“I like to join a little bit of everything. That is just my personality.” Such a true statement from Lingli, or Shelly, who arrived on the PSE program from China last year as an 11th grader, and will be graduating from high school this spring.  In the two years she has been in the U.S., … Read More