What is Hosting?

Different Languages. Different Cultures. One Family.

Ayusa Host Family

Open Your Home to an International Exchange Student and Expand Your Family

Miles, language, and cultural differences sometimes make us feel worlds apart from each other. But when you welcome an international high school exchange student into your home, you quickly discover they become family. Through experiences, conversations, normal day-to-day life, and special memories together - you will learn how close together “worlds apart” can really be
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Expand Your Family
Build lifelong friendships with a family from across the globe through your student.
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Learn New Cultures
Introduce your family to a new language, new foods and music, and an entirely new culture.
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Gain a New Perspective
See “your” world with fresh eyes as you share experiences with and learn from someone from across the globe.
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Make a Difference
Your support of diversity and cultural awareness extend to your family, schools and throughout the community.

Our Students

Ayusa’s bright and talented students from all over the world are excited to learn and live in America. Their enthusiasm spreads through your family to your entire community! Read their letters, see what they’re interested in, and learn more about who they are to see if they’re the right fit for you and your family!
Meet our students

Real Life Stories from Around the Country!

”Julia is a great example of a mature Ayusa exchange student who is adaptable, has bonded with her host family, and is making the most of her year in the USA.  We are so thankful for the Ayusa experience and for the special moments we continue to share with her."
Struble Family, Nevada
”Our involvement with Ayusa has changed our lives. So has Marie, so has her family. What an amazing experience it has been, one that will continue for a lifetime, forever tying our hearts and our worlds together. Marie is our daughter – rounding our family to a six pack with two boys and two girls (plus Mom and Dad, of course). We can’t wait to see what other journeys the rest of our time together will send our way."
O'Brien Family, Missouri

Next steps

Does Your American Student Want to Study Abroad?

Give your teenager an international exchange experience! Ayusa offers study abroad programs for American teenagers, ages 14-17. Families that host with us also receive a discount on study abroad program fees for their children!

Sharing cultures and building communities with high school exchange.

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