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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.

YES Student Makes Connections, Breaks Down Stereotypes

Through volunteering Eman finds that borders don’t matter, “what truly matters is humanity”

Students Share Their Favorite Discoveries in the U.S.

Photo contest for students highlights new experiences across the country

Ayusa Celebrates Diversity with IEW Contest 2014

International Education Week gives students the chance to share their culture with others

Star Student Has Stellar First Month in Erie, CO

Joshua makes "seamless" connection with host family, impacts school's soccer team

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