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.
Nervous before arriving in the U.S., Louisa quickly finds host family is an easy fit
Through presentations, dance lessons, art, and more, students make impact on communities
From presenting to local groups to maintaining an active blog, Urooj is seizing her program year
“I will never ever forget the kind things they did for me. I wouldn't have made it without them!”