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Kenai Conversation: On exchange

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Sabine Poux
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KDLL
Exchange students Haewon Hong and Dady Thitisakulwong, of Thailand, spent the year in Kenai with the AFS Central Kenai Peninsula Youth Exchange program. Eileen Bryson is a co-chair of that program and has been a host parent for students, as well.

Every school year, students from around the world come to the Kenai Peninsula as part of the American Field Service Central Kenai Peninsula Youth Exchange program.

Students with that program are prepping to head back to their home countries this month. We spoke with some of them before they left, including Armands Veksejs, of Latvia. He joined us for the first part of the program along with Eileen Bryson, a volunteer co-chair of the program’s Kenai branch.

In the second half of the program, we spoke with three other students who are nearing the end of their time in Alaska — Hager Elserry, of Egypt, and Dady Thitisakulwong and Haewon Hong, of Thailand.

Eileen Bryson says families interested in hosting students can reach her at 907-690-2779.

Sabine Poux is the news director at KDLL. Originally from New York, she's lived and reported in Argentina and Vermont, where she fell in love with local news. She covers all things central peninsula but is especially interested in stories related to energy and fishing. She'd love to hear your ideas at spoux@kdll.org.
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