Hello! My name is Emily and I am a Global Buddy with World Link. When I was in the seventh grade, we hosted a Ukrainian student with World Link.
Last night marked the 3rd year in a row that our World Link students in Dinuba, Kingsburg, Orange Cove, and Reedley, California volunteered at Reedley’s Taste of Town…
At the beginning of every academic program year, World Link holds Student Arrival Orientation Meetings in regional cluster groups throughout the US: Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, and California.
World Link veteran host mom Theresa Gittleman (Colorado) watched student after student plan and implement life changing projects for Global Youth Service Day.
The Zahrt family of Adel, Iowa had a wonderful experience hosting FLEX student Nadya Siletskaya, from St. Petersburg Russia, during the 2012-2013 school year.
During the summer, World Link conducts the Belarus Youth Leadership Program (BYLP) in partnership with American Councils and US Department of State.
When you host an exchange student, many times that student’s natural family becomes your own.
I had been among very few selected students from my country to go on an exchange program in the US, called FLEX in 2005.
I can’t tell you how happy we are to be a part of the FLEX and YES family.
It almost feels like as if it was just yesterday when I was on my own on a plane not really knowing what to expect but excited for what the future had for me