Share Your World and Open Theirs. Host Today.
"We're teaching our children that our world is not just about us."

Ayusa is a high school exchange program sponsored by the Department of State. We match bright young leaders from around the world with families across the United States. Ayusa provides international students the opportunity to learn about America through a semester or year as a high school student in their host family’s community. American host families also experience a new culture and gain a lifelong connection between their family and a family in another country.

Share Your Culture, Participate in the IEW 2015 Contest

IEW is an opportunity for students to share their culture with their communities

Get a Taste of the Netherlands – Sharing Culture Through Food

Ayusa student Lotte from the Netherlands shares her country through pannekoeken

Students Share Host Family, Experiences, And Great Heights

“They are both fantastic in their own way!” shares host mom about her two students

Student Easily Settles Into Life in AZ, Enjoys First Experiences

“ it's astonishing how it has already made a place for itself in my heart.”

For more than 30 years, Ayusa has been connecting families around the world through student exchange. We are affiliated with the following organizations.