Enjoy these stories and experiences from World Link host families, students, alumni, schools, and others involved with the program.
A coworker of mine, Margie Wilhelm, who is also a coordinator for World Link, happened to stop by my office and shared with me that she was looking for a host family for a bright young lady from Kazakhstan.
Hi, my name is Petros Mkheyan, and I’m World Link exchange student with the FLEX program and I’m from Armenia.
The experience on the Belarus Youth Leadership Program for Daniel Emelianov (2014; Svetogosk, Belarus/CO) opened his eyes and his heart.
Our journey began for 4 World Link staff and 14 coordinators in Chicago for two days of planning and discussions about the World Link FLEX and YES Programs for next year.
When YES student Iva Valova headed to California last August, she wasn’t dreaming of stardom. But half a year later, Iva, who hails from Plovdiv, Bulgaria, is a local celebrity around Hanford, CA, admired for her creative and energetic work to help military veterans. She was also chosen as student of the month at Lemoore […]
Dana, a World Link Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) student from Kazakhstan, has exuded passion and zeal for all aspects of the exchange program from day one. She is an exceptional student and active member in school clubs and sports. She has shown her commitment to sharing her culture by giving 20 presentations since her arrival. […]
Over MLK Jr. Day weekend- World Link brought 117 FLEX and YES students from all over the US to Los Angeles, California for the Midterm and Diversity Immersion Conference. The goals of this weekend were to: 1. Have the students assess where they are in the program’s goals and develop a plan to meet their […]
Kamila, a World Link Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program student from Kyrgyzstan, is off to an amazing start in her exchange year. In this short amount of time, she joined six school clubs, including the Helping Hands Club and the Leadership and Service Learning Club. As of the end of September, Kamila had given three […]
With excitement from arrivals, first days of school and Starbucks drinks in the air, our students headed out to various camps in four different regions of the United States for a one night student arrival orientation. Students of course were expecting to learn all about the program and program rules; which of course was on […]