Aspect Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to building international goodwill, cross-cultural understanding and a peaceful future through educational and cultural exchange.
People have always been at the heart of Aspect Foundation. We believe that cultural exchange at its core is a relationship between people, bringing us closer to the world and each other in personal, transformative ways. Since 1985, Aspect Foundation has been providing exchange experiences that offer unique global perspectives and encourage the confidence to make a difference in our interconnected world. Aspect Foundation is designated by the U.S. Department of State as an exchange program and has a full listing under the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET). We strive to help open the world of our students, host families and International Coordinators to new possibilities and give them the opportunity to make lasting connections and meaningfully experience new cultures, traditions, and points of view as our exchange students from around the globe become part of their American host families, high schools and communities across the United States.
I myself an am immigrant from Poland. I learned English when we came to the States when I was 6 yrs. old and I became a citizen... Thank God. Anyway so I guess I can relate to cross cultural ties and friendships. I just recently made friends with a student who was a foreign exchange student at UK Martin School of Public Policy Administration and that was challenging because of the language barrier since the particular individual was from South Korea and I was resourceful as far as showing her bus route..library...basic public utility functions that people need to know if they're going to livee temporarily in Lexington. :)
I love Aspect Foundation because after working as an local coordinator for the past five years, I am pleased to say they always put there students first and have great consideration for their host families. My family has hosted several students over the years. We are pleased with the student support and how friendly everyone is!
My relationship with Aspect Foundation began in 2003 when I became a host mom to one of their great students. Since then, I have hosted 8 additional students and I'm getting ready to pick student #10, that my family and I will be hosting next school year. The organization was so impressive to me that I left my corporate job in 2006, to work for Aspect Foundation full-time. Aspect Foundation has become a part of my life and my family's life. I can't say enough good things. I believe in Aspect Foundation, their students, and their mission.