AYP Students in the Paper!

AYP Delegate Flaka is published in her local newspaper!

Our delegate from Kosovo, Flaka, wrote an article to the Sauk Prarie Eagle, a local city newspaper, about the importance international exchange and the beauty of hosting. We are so proud of all of our students for getting involved in their communities and advocating for international exchange! See below to read her full article. Way to go Flaka!!

More schools should participate in exchange student programs

More than 100,000 exchange students come to the United States each year according to Rotary International. By hosting an international exchange student, you are doing more than just making a wish come true. I am an exchange student from Kosovo, and my host family here in Prairie du Sac, fulfilled my dream of traveling and experiencing a new culture. When you host an exchange student from another part of the world for a few weeks or an academic year, you can celebrate cultural differences by learning a new culture and language without even leaving home, and you create a bond that lasts a lifetime. Plus, you get an extra family member to love, and you will help a teenager by being their support while they are away from their home and family. If you ever think about hosting, know you are doing a good deed for your family, your community, and for the world. Host a foreign exchange student to give them a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Flaka Ahmetaj, Prairie du Sac