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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.

Host Family Supports Student, Encourages Confidence

Nervous before arriving in the U.S., Louisa quickly finds host family is an easy fit

IEW Winners Able to Share Their Cultures in Many Ways

Through presentations, dance lessons, art, and more, students make impact on communities

Star Student is Committed to Making the Most of Program

From presenting to local groups to maintaining an active blog, Urooj is seizing her program year

Host Family's Simple Acts Help Jump Start Student's Year

“I will never ever forget the kind things they did for me. I wouldn't have made it without them!”

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