Exchange student loved experience


My name is Zubenelyamaly, but people call me “Yamaly.” I’m from Mexico City and I go to Escanaba High School and my host mom is Lorrayne Krans.

I’m so lucky to be in her family and I’m very thankful because she picked me out of tons of students. I’ve come to love almost all the members of her family and mostly her.

This experience has changed my life in many positive ways and I’ve made friends that I want to keep for the rest of my life. Some of the best things I’ve done here was getting involved in the musical and other school clubs and activities that I don’t have back home.

I hope that this helps encourage people from around to be a host family to an exchange student, because this is definitely the best thing that could happen to me and I wish other people could experience too, so if you’re interested, you should contact Youth for Understanding (866-493-8872 or

Zubenelyamaly Aznar