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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.

CSC Winners Put In Time, Receive More Than Expected Back

Giving back to their host communities was just one reason students volunteered

Student Overcomes Homesickness By Embracing Program

Keeping busy at school and in activities helped Harry push through homesickness

Contest Looking to Recognize Students Who Give Back

Community Service Contest calls for entries from students who make an impact in community

Host Family Supports Student, Encourages Confidence

Nervous before arriving in the U.S., Louisa quickly finds host family is an easy fit

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