Some teens in Alaska don't worry too much about not having a toilet that flushes in their home, some screech at the idea of having to go in a honey bucket. Some Alaska teens have a family history in this state that goes back centuries, others have just moved here with their families.
There are 30 schools that participate in the program. This week, middle-schoolers on St. Paul Island in the Pribolofs prepared for their upcoming trip to Wasilla, AK. They learned about what to pack, how to thank their host families and about many of the cultural differences they might encounter. St. Paul teens are excited to see trees and dogs, things they don't have on their island. They also look forward to telling people in Wasilla the story of their Aleut people.