Stories directly from the PAX community—whether exchange students, host families, high schools, community coordinators, or alumni.

Class of 2015!

I can't believe my exchange year is almost over. I got a great life experience being in the U.S, which I will use in order to build my successful futu…

Time Flies Too Quickly

You know that saying, “Time flies when you’re having fun”? We can certainly relate. This school year has flown by, and we’ve had a blast with Alex her…

Helping Four-Legged Friends

Following her passion for animals, one of the first school clubs that Yuno from Japan joined was the Animal Advocate club at Foothill HS in…

Finding Her Niche

Soon after she arrived from Corsica, I asked Cécile how she planned to get involved with her school. “I don’t know. I’m not sporty,” she said, then lo…

Play Ball!

For me, spring means something new. That is how I decided to try softball. At first I was a little scared to go to the practice. Girls have been doing…

DJ

Sharing His World

Meet Djorkaelff (D.J. for short) from Mozambique. As a PAX foreign exchange student, he attended a cultural fair on March 19 in Lebanon, MO, represent…

hoppy-easter

Hoppy Easter!

Easter egg hunts, decorating eggs, candy, finding gift baskets, enjoying the moment with loved ones, and being grateful to God is how Easter defined i…

Two Students are Better than One!

As we are winding down to this year’s end, we are well aware that the departure date for our students to begin their journeys back home is coming near…

Anton-Solo

Taking the Stage

Anton of Germany, who is being hosted by the Girod family of Moyie Springs, ID, loves drama! Before coming to North Idaho to live for a school ye…

Little Shop of Horrors

A Play to Remember

I was a cast member of the school musical production “Little Shop of Horrors.” The four months with our school musical cast became one of the bes…

Allison-Swimming

Swimming Abroad

The first half highlight to Mazen’s American high school experience was being on the Flagstaff High School swim team. Mazen, who is from Egypt, d…