Cultural Exchange

WINNER: "My American Experience" Essay Contest!

WINNER: "My American Experience" Essay Contest!

We are pleased to share the winning essay for our 2015 "My American Experience" Essay Contest! For this contest, we asked our 2014-2015 A-SMYLE, Cultural Bridges, ExCEL, FLEX, and YES students to write about the role leadership has played in their exchange year. We received many submissions, and it was not easy to pick our winner. Congratulations, Khaoula! 

 

My American Experience

by Khaoula Anassteme, YES-Morocco

Everytown, USA - A Home Away From Home (American Councils)

Everytown, USA - A Home Away From Home (American Councils)

Why host? An exchange student shares her story of discovering a passion for community service in the US and, in the process, finding a "home away from home".

Going Home, We're Not Going to Stop! (American Councils)

Going Home, We're Not Going to Stop! (American Councils)

Why host? Listen to students reflect on their American experience and how their exchange year has encouraged them to make changes in their home communities. Discover the magic of opening your home to cultural youth ambassadors and future leaders!

Kwa pamoja tunaweza! Let's Do It Together! (American Councils)

Kwa pamoja tunaweza! Let's Do It Together! (American Councils)

Why host? Watch one family reveal their decision to jump in and open their home for the first time to an exchange student. A school administrator also discusses the impact a YES student had on her US high school and student body.

Open Up Your Heart - Host an Exchange Student

Open Up Your Heart - Host an Exchange Student

Why host? One family talks about the bond they formed with their two "sons" and the positive impact that they made on their small community.

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