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
My year in America was, as one of my American friend said, “A tough, but wonderful one”.
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.