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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.

Call for Entries! Ayusa's Community Service Contest 2016

Ayusa’s annual contest looks to recognize students who give back to their community

Ayusa Student Gets the All-American Football Experience

Being State Champions was only part of the experience Matyas had on the team

IEW Winners Share Culture and Pride With Communities

Diverse presentations about their home countries gave insight into other cultures

Ayusa YES Student Has Everyone Singing His Praise

It's only been a few months but Farooq has already made a lasting impression

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