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.
“…we are beginning and carving a path that is much more powerful and significant for all.”
“What an amazing experience it has been, one that will continue for a lifetime…”
Ayusa YES student, Lydia from Egypt, shares her country with her host family through koshari
Eman shares her exchange experience with Ayusa field staff, partners, and HQ