Exchange student from Thailand performs in Michigan high school musicalIndianapolis: Ainazik (Kyrgyzstan) puts a little personality in the old prom pics.


June 2024, Vol XXIX, No. 6

This is it—the last issue of the 2023/24 PAX year.

A lot goes into an exchange. As such, beyond celebrating the teens who successfully navigated the year immersed in a foreign culture, we'd like to take a moment to thank all the families, schools, coordinators, and everyone else who's helped make it happen. We're very fortunate to count among the PAX community so many selfless folks who recognize the importance of this program.

Appropriately enough, the new issue is full of stories that underline just how impactful a high school exchange can be. From high-achieving PAXers (present and past) to the personal reflections of those preparing to leave one home for another, this month's submissions are sure to provide your fix of positive cross-cultural vibes.

Once again, thanks so much for your support of exchange in general and PAX students in particular. We'll be back to welcome our new cohort on the other side of summer. Until then, please stay in touch on your favorite social media platforms.

—The PAX Press team



Special Honors

Art Contest Winner & WYLET Selectee




Alumni News

The Latest from our old friends Aleksis & Sayidcali




Exchange Living

All those fun facets of everyday exchange life




Get Involved!

Sports, the arts, school activities, and learning through teamwork




Little getaways before big goodybes




Global Youth Service Day projects



Students of the Month

Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program




Students of the Month

Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Program