October 2019, Vol. XXV, No. 2

Article Index


6) Photo Essay

"The first time I tried pizza, I said, 'It tastes horrible!' My host family bought me hot chicken wings instead."

—Salmata (YES, Sierra Leone), hosted by the Yoya family (AR)

  • 1 - Lighthouse

    Fatima (YES, Pakistan), her host sister, and her host dad enjoyed a Wisconsin afternoon by Lake Michigan.

  • 1 - Race Car

    Will Irene be the next Italian to win the Indy 500? (If so, she'll have to wait until she's off program...no driving!)

  • 1 - Young Sisters

    Did you think Jiya's (YES, India) little host sisters (WA) had reached peak cuteness on the issue cover? You were mistaken.

  • 2 - Iryna - Airport

    Indiana community coordinator Amy Cooper collects Iryna (FLEX, Ukraine) and Luqman (YES, Libya) at the airport.

  • 1 - Group

    Sporting their T-shirts, this cluster in Kansas shows off their PAX pride. (Thanks for sharing, Lucia!)

  • 3 - Nika - Veronica - Billiards

    PNW Pool: Nika (FLEX, Georgia) teaches Veronica (FLEX, Moldova) how to play billiards in Washington State.

  • 3 - Faly - Senegal

    Faly (left) and his classmates on the first day. The YES Senegalese admitted being very nervous, but "Everyone was so kind with me!"

  • 3 - Cristina - Volleyball

    Cristina (Spain, hosted in KS): I joined the volleyball team and we make a really good team. We’re like a family! I’m really happy here.

  • 2 - Nastya - Spirit Week

    Nastya (FLEX, Kazakhstan) and the Taylor crew dressed up as The Seven Dwarves during spirit week in Mississippi. (She's Happy and happy.)

  • 3 - Aidai - Purdue Volleyball

    Aidai (FLEX, Kyrgyzstan): "My host family's cousin is the volleyball coach at Eastern Michigan. Although, we wore Purdue shirts, we cheered on her team."

  • 3 - Palestine Presentation

    Mays (YES, West Bank) and her Indiana classmates after her first cultural presentation of the year.

  • 3 - Lois - Ghana

    Lois (YES, Ghana) and her host family, the Tibbits, enjoy a sunny day in Washington State.

  • 1 - Iryna - Passport

    Posing with her passport, Iryna's (FLEX, Ukraine) first stop was a month-long English camp in Moldova.

Don't See Your Story? Not to worry! While we had a near record submission rate for this issue, we are always looking for great stories to share—whether for next month's issue of PAX Press or for Facebook (did you check for your submission there?), Instagram, YouTube or the PAX Map. So, don't wait for the next call for stories; email your story to paxpress@pax.org now. Be sure to include great, full-resolution photos (please, fewer selfies and groupies) or a video.