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AYA Newsletter

July 2017



  • Check out our great students arriving in 2017! New profiles posted daily!
  • Goodbyes Are Never Easy But Family Is Forever
  • AYA Student Athletes Shine
  • Students Honor Host Fathers
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Check out our great students arriving in 2017! New profiles posted daily!

There's Still Time to Host a Student this Fall!

Summer is here, and that means the next school year is right around the corner! Why not welcome an international high school student into your home to share the new academic year? AYA is currently accepting host family applications for the 2017/18 academic year. Contact our office today to learn more about students arriving in the fall.

Can't host for a full year? Become a Welcome Family for 6-8 weeks! Contact us to learn more.

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Goodbyes are never easy but family is forever

Goodbyes Are Never Easy But Family Is Forever

I will keep this brief. Today is a hard day for our family and for Meriem. Today was the day we chose to avoid talking about, but prepared for nonetheless. Today was the day at 6:20 a.m. when bleary-eyed and sleep-deprived we drove to our local airport, helped her sort out the weight distribution between her checked bag and carry-on and shared one last hug and a selfie. This day, like all of the “see you laters” of student exchange, is the hardest day.

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AYA student athletes shine

AYA Student Athletes Shine

As Americans, we may take our sports culture for granted, but this is actually a fascinating aspect of life in the U.S. for many visiting students. The games we play, the clubs we form, and the sports we compete in can be pretty different from the norms in other countries. Some activities, of course, are much the same.

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AYA students honor host fathers

Students Honor Host Fathers

Father’s Day is a special time to show our appreciation and celebrate all the fathers, host fathers and father figures out there that work so hard to bring joy to all those around them. In honor of dads everywhere, we’re thrilled to share these stories from AYA students that who wanted to show gratitude for their host fathers in the U.S.

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