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"I'm learning about cultures through individuals and not TV."

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.

Student “Hits The Ground Marching” Upon Arrival in US

Elena from Austria wastes no time embracing her new life in America with the Struble Family

Student Has Shown The Spirit Of Exchange Through The Year

“I knew Demetrius was a very special person the first time I met him.”

Rocky Start Leads To Great Connection With New Host Family

“Me encantan! Ich habe sie einfach lieb! Je les aime!” Anni says of the Bell Family

Ayusa Student Selected To Represent Club At Conference

Rachel represents Wayne Unit of Boys & Girls Club, honored as Rookie of the Year

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