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

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…

From Ghana to Arizona

Khardijah is great to have as part of our family! Of course, coming from Ghana to Sedona, Arizona, is quite the culture change. However, her…

Talents Unearthed in America

I had a great opportunity to join the girls’ soccer team even though I had never played before! In Thailand, not many girls play soccer, and there is…

A Magical Thanksgiving

I imagine that when students come to the U.S. for this program, there is always some concern about how they will adapt to their new environment and ge…

An East Coast Road Trip

On the morning of December 12, I left Maine for a trip down the Eastern seaboard with my exchange student Ilya, as well as two other exchange students…

Great Trip

Martin, a PAX exchange student from Spain who is spending the year in New Hampshire, was able to visit multiple states on a Midwest sightseeing trip w…