About our students

Exceptional Students. Extraordinary People.

Ayusa High School Students

A History of Students Making a Difference in Their Communities and Beyond

Spending a year in the U.S. changes the lives of Ayusa’s international exchange students and their host families and communities. Our students can experience life as American teenagers, perfect their English-speaking skills, and grow into young adults ready to leave their mark on the world. They also give back with their enthusiasm, dedication, and involvement. Their energy and perspective are contagious, and their presence creates a sense of global unity.

What Does It Take to Be an Ayusa Student?

Great Character
Students who demonstrate leadership skills, strong character, and are determined to be mature, open-minded, well-rounded, and strong academic performers
Language Proficiency
Students must have an ELTiS English proficiency score of 212. For score interpretation and descriptions of the ELTiS proficiency levels, click here.
Health Assessment
Students must have all required immunizations.

Meet Students from Around the World

Our students come from 50+ countries, with different cultures, backgrounds, interests, and hopes for their future.
Meet our students

Ayusa is proud to work with the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study Program (YES)

These bright and talented students come to the U.S. from countries with significant Muslim populations to promote increased understanding and tolerance between cultures. Learn more about the YES program and its positive impact on communities across the country!

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Real-life Experiences of Our Students!

”I can very confidently say that going on an exchange was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made...It forces you to wipe the grime off your glasses and look at things from a clearer, better, and most importantly, a different, perspective. You learn that the world is not the desolate and awful place it is so often made out to be, because people all over the world have hopes, dreams, struggles and fears just like you. Everyone is inherently different, and yet, so very similar."
Eman, From Pakistan, Lived in Idaho
”Exchange is enjoying the short time you have. Making the best out of it; it will never be the same because people are constantly changing. Enjoying every month, every week, every day, every hour, every minute, every second; Simply everything."
Anni, From Germany, Lived in North Carolina

Sharing cultures and building communities with high school exchange.

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