Share Your World and Open Theirs. Host Today.

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"We're teaching our children that our world is not just about us."

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.

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

Standing Ovation for Ayusa YES Student at Annual Conference

Eman shares her exchange experience with Ayusa field staff, partners, and HQ

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