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

Somebunny is Going to be Missed!

Over Easter weekend, Shu and Aziz visited their host cousins in Plymouth, IN, for Easter family fun and an egg hunt! The boys have made such…

Alumni Initiate FLEX Talks in Kyiv

On February 18, more than 130 people attended the FLEX Talks conference in Kyiv, Ukraine. It was the first conference of its kind in Kyiv, w…

Celebrating a Year of Firsts

I have been in the U.S. for almost seven months, and I have experienced so many things I never imagined I would even get the chance to do. I…

A Jam-Packed Year in Indiana

Getting involved in sports like soccer and track was an importantway for Sayid to make friends since his school has more than 2,000 students—a se…

Making the Most of Everything

When I was coming to the United States, I was terrified and excited. I didn’t know what to expect, but it all turned out great. It is incredibly …

Love Our World

All the breathtaking emotions and fascinating days as well as tough situations and conflicts cannot be put into words to fully describe how I've chang…

No Cold Feet for Yousaf!

Finally, Wisconsin got its beautiful snow. It slowly descended around us until I woke up to find that everything outside was covered in beautiful…

Exchange students stand under Utah waterfall.

Taking the Plunge

It’s always busy when our students first arrive. They go to orientation, overcome first day jitters, and meet other students. They learn a lot of thin…

Exchange students during a hike in Maine.

Mile...Mile and a Half

PAX exchange is all about trying new and different things, so how about some hiking? Adelina from Kyrgyzstan and her fellow students went with her hos…