By Alvira Nishat from Hyderabad, hosted in Kirkwood, MO, United State

The borders separated us but YES brought us together. Our countries do not share borders but, we share a familial relationship. As a member of the AFS YES family, we’ll be sharing a lifelong friendship full of intercultural values that have knitted all of us together and made each of us think about the similarities we have with the people of different countries and backgrounds such as Pakistan, Bangladesh or China. Our lands may be divided but we are very much united.