Congrats, Grace!
YES international student from the Philippines with her host sister in Salt Lake City, Utah
PAX exchange student from the Philippines with her host sister

Serial host sister selected for impressive exchange of her own

My daughter Grace, a 9th grader at Salt Lake Center for Science Education in Salt Lake City, has been selected for the next cohort of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad program. She will complete her 10th grade year in Malaysia and live with a host family. This past year, Grace received lots of advice and assistance from exchange sister Shaira—a YES ambassador from the Philippines.

Grace hopes everyone in her new school will be as friendly as the students at her school in Salt Lake City were to her Shaira. Shaira was an excellent example of how to be a successful exchange student. Congratulations to Grace and Shaira!

—Vicky Wason (UT), mother of Grace (YES, USA) host mom of Shaira (YES, Philippines)