Maturing in America

November 20, 2021By Ann SteffenUncategorized No Comments

Zhiyu from China, known as Markus to his friends and host family, has been on the PSE program since 2018 and is a senior this year. Remarkably, he has spent all four years of his PSE program experience at the same school and with the same host family. Lisa, his Local Coordinator, describes Markus as … Read More

A Year of Surprises and Memorable Experiences

November 20, 2021By Ann SteffenUncategorized No Comments

Mark is a German student who spent a memorable sophomore year in Colorado Springs, CO on the PSE program. His reasons for participating go beyond improving his English skills and experiencing a new culture. Mark’s father studied in the U.S., a notable inspiration that drove him to seek out an international program experience of his … Read More

Worth the Challenge

June 10, 2021By Ann SteffenUncategorized No Comments

“Coming to a new country with new people that you don’t know when you are young is challenging, but it creates autonomy within you, and you make fabulous memories.” These are the reflective words of 16 year-old Oanez from France, who is completing her three month PSE Trimester program in Portland, OR. “I think coming … Read More

PSE Student is Award-Winning Artist

May 27, 2016By Ann SteffenStudents, Uncategorized No Comments

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 … Read More