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"We are showing that people from different cultures can understand one another"

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.

Ayusa 2015 Commencement Speech Contest

Not everyone gets a chance to speak to their graduating class ... until now

Ayusa YES Alumnus Making a Difference In Home Country

Tamba created a scholarship to fight illiteracy and make a difference for other students

Spring Semester YES Student Making Most Of Program

Jin-Shen joined his school’s robotics team in January and has had a pivotal role since

Opening Host Family Does Not Hesitate in Embracing Program

The Jameel Family has “never given me a chance to miss my family.”

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