Share Your World and Open Theirs. Host Today.
"I'm learning about cultures through individuals and not TV."

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.

Explore Your Host Community With a Scavenger Hunt

Spend some quality time with your student or host family while getting to know your town

Commencement Winner Reflects and Looks to the Future

“…we are beginning and carving a path that is much more powerful and significant for all.”

Host Mom Shares Year-Long Story of “Danish Daughter”

“What an amazing experience it has been, one that will continue for a lifetime…”

Get a Taste of Egypt – Sharing Cultures Through Food

Ayusa YES student, Lydia from Egypt, shares her country with her host family through koshari

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