Enjoy these stories and experiences from World Link host families, students, alumni, schools, and others involved with the program.
“Connection Camp” is the first non-formal educational inclusive camp for youth in Ukraine. The four day program united 40 participants with diverse geographical backgrounds. Out of the 40 participants, half of them have a physical disability.Read More
Recently, for their Student Arrival Orientation; each one of World Link’s 133 FLEX or YES students from over 40 different countries spent a weekend bonding and building confidence with their fellow exchange students at a campground located near their host cities…Read More
Just over four years ago, World Link alumni Ruslan Askarov (2014, Kazakhstan/CA) was attending the Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) in his home country, prior to traveling to Visalia, California; where he would spent the next 10 months of his life. Now four years later, Ruslan was given the opportunity to prepare 119 Kazakhstani exchange students for their own life-changing year abroad.Read More
Our story starts back in 2007 when we met a young lady that came to our Lions Club meeting to do a presentation regarding the FLEX Program and World Link Inc. This young lady’s name was Laylo, she spent some extra time talking to people after her presentation. She came up to Jim and I; and asked…Read More
My year as an exchange student had a big impact on me, because it made me more independent and braver in achieving my goals…Read More
The idea behind the sign language program occurred to me back when I was still on exchange. My experience in America and especially with my host family is what inspired me.Read More