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ACES Student Selected By the Department of State

YES_Stdt_of_the_MonthTanmay Chopra has been a charismatic, positive, go-getter during his time as a YES scholar in the United States……

 

 

Student of the Month – November 2016

When Zainab arrived in America, she encountered a few challenges—some quite common and one unique to her experience……

 

 

Student of the Month – October 2016

Melisa1This “dynamic duo” (as their coordinator calls them) truly works in tandem to accomplish all……

 

 

Student of the Month – September 2016

Harut“……is never without a song with Harut here—whether it’s him singing, playing the guitar or the piano, or playing music on his iPhone, there is always a song……”

 

 

Student of the Month – April 2016

Student_April16……Loay “really takes it to heart that he’s an ambassador for his country……”

 

 

Student of the Month – March 2016

Student_March16From the moment Josephine arrived in the U.S. her local coordinator has been brimming with good comments about her……

 

 

Student of the Month – February 2016

Feb_Stdt_Month“Did you win?!” were the first words one of Lisa’s friends asked when she posted photos of herself at the skiing championships for her school team. Lisa replied, “Yes! A lot of new experiences and new friends.”……

 

Student of the Month – January 2016

NaufelThe first word Naufal’s Local Coordinator had to say about him was “WOW!!” and she has been……

 

 

 

Student of the Month – December 2015

Martina_PhotoMartina has truly been making the most of her time in the U.S. Both smart and talented, Martina has made honor roll for her academics and received a number of ……

 

 

Student of the Month – November 2015

StudentOfMonth_112015Aleksandra is an incredible example of a student with a volunteer heart. She arrived in……

 

 

Student of the Month – October 2015

StudentOfMonth_Oct2015ACES is proud to announce October, 2015 Student of the Month—Napatsorn (New) from Thailand! As New’s coordinator describes, New “exemplifies many qualities that make up an amazing exchange student……

 

 

The US Department of State Featured ACES Student from Serbia……

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Tamara, an ACES-placed American Serbia and Montenegro Youth Leadership Exchange (A-SMYLE) student, carries an ambitious attitude and friendly personality……

 

 

Student of the Month – September 2015

StudentOfMonth_Sep2015Congratulations to Muqadas from Pakistan, ACES September 2015 Student of the Month! Muqadas, a YES (Youth Exchange and Study) student, is one of roughly 900 students in the U.S. on a fully-funded scholarship provided by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. She is an incredible……

 

 

2015 NSLI-Y – Jiaxing, China

 

2015 NSLI-Y – Bursa, Turkey

 

Student of the Month – August 2015

StudentOfMoth_Aug2015Joseph from Sierra Leone has been selected as ACES
August 2015 Student of the Month! Joseph is a student of the ACES YES program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. He originally……

 

 

Student of the Month – January 2015

Samake-2We are excited to introduce you to another excellent ACES student, Kama from Mali! Kama is a high school Junior in Ohio. Kama is a bright and energetic young lady, and is well known in her community and school. We especially enjoy ……

 

 

A-SMYLE Student of the Month

DusanDusan Andric bravely left his family, his friends, and his homeland of Serbia to experience life in the United States. This has been a dream-come-true for this young man who had studied American history and culture for years and learned……

 

2014 NSLI-Y – Jiaxing, China

blog 9During the summer of 2014, a group of motivated American teenagers embarked on an educational and enriching trip to China for six weeks of rigorous language study. As a scholarship recipients……

 

 

2014 NSLI-Y – Bursa, Turkey

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFor six weeks during the summer of 2014, fourteen American teenagers immersed themselves in Turkey’s language and culture. As scholarship recipients through the US Department of State’s National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program……

 

 

 

ACES Student Selected to Speak on Capitol Hill

Asad_Pic1ACES YES student Asad from Pakistan was recently chosen out of 230 YES students to speak at a reception on Capitol Hill for participants of the 2013-2014 YES Program……

 

 

 

Special thank you to special people

SalmaMuslim1My name is Salma Muslim. I am an exchange student from Pakistan, placed in Rushford-Peterson, Minn. It’s been almost nine of the amazing, life changing and memorable months I have ever spent in my life……

 

 

2014 Youth Ambassador Exchange

YAE2014-1For four weeks during the winter of 2014, 30 Chinese middle school students and 3 of their teachers engaged in an enriching cultural exchange program. For the first three weeks, students lived with host families in Ohio and attended a local middle school.

 

 

ACES Student of the Month, Again

M_Barustan022014Muhammad Barustan from Indonesia has been selected as February, 2014 YES Student of the Month. Since arriving in West Salem, Wisconsin, he has embraced his community and life with his host family, the Andersons, and has immersed himself in community service, sports, and school clubs.

 

 

2013 NSLI-Y – Jiaxing, China

During the summer of 2013, a group of motivated American teenagers embarked on an educational and enriching trip to China for six weeks of rigorous language study. As scholarship recipients……

 

2013 NSLI-Y – Bursa, Turkey

For six weeks during the summer of 2013, fifteen American teenagers immersed themselves in Turkey’s language and culture. As scholarship recipients……