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.
Giving back to their host communities was just one reason students volunteered
Keeping busy at school and in activities helped Harry push through homesickness
Community Service Contest calls for entries from students who make an impact in community
Nervous before arriving in the U.S., Louisa quickly finds host family is an easy fit