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What Is Ayusa International?

Ayusa International is a non-profit high school exchange organization dedicated to developing the next generation of global leaders and world citizens. By connecting extraordinary international students with host families in the U.S., we cultivate leadership skills, develop intercultural awareness and enhance global knowledge not only through education, but through experience.

For more than 30 years, Ayusa has been connecting families around the world through student exchange. 

What is High School Exchange?

High School Exchange is a program of the US Department of State that allows high school students from other countries to come to the US and spend one year attending high school. The program is considered grass roots diplomacy, providing the opportunity for volunteer host families, schools, and communities to share their America with students from around the world, while learning about other cultures. High School Exchange brings the world to thousands of communities every year across the US, building bridges with relationships that can last a lifetime.

More Than a High School Exchange Program

Ayusa’s international exchange program invites high school students from across the globe to join American families, schools and communities. They become friends, peers, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, teammates, role models, family. Soon, where we are from fades into the background and who we are is what matters.

Real experiences from our students and families