Never Say Never(land)!
PAX student from Pakistan performing as Peter Pan in a school musical in Massachusetts
With his “Lost Boys,” Syed sure found a place he belonged—center stage!

The Pakistani Peter Pan

This time is probably the most memorable time of my exchange year. With getting ready to say goodbyes and exchanging numbers, I am also doing much more. I auditioned for the school spring musical and ended up getting three roles, including the lead of Peter Pan. The spring musical was the best thing that could happen to me. Not only did I have fun doing it, but it also taught me some valuable lessons. It taught me the importance of teamwork and sticking together. I learned to respect other people's opinions and giving them importance. Now that it is over, I can confidently say that it was the most beautiful time I could ever have with the people I enjoy being around. Also it allowed me to face my fears in a sort of a way as I was scared to wear tights on the stage.

—Syed (YES, Pakistan), hosted by the Hume family (MA)