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

Spending a year in the U.S. changes the lives of not only Ayusa’s international exchange students but also their host families and communities. Our students have the opportunity to experience life as an American teenager, 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 along promotes a sense of global unity.

  • What Does It Take to Be an Ayusa Student?

    • Great Character: Students demonstrate strong leadership skills, strength of character, and are determined to be mature, open-minded, well-rounded, and strong academic performers
    • In-person Interview: Students demonstrate strong leadership skills, strength of 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
    • Health Assessment: Students must have all required immunizations.

Meet Students from Around the World

Our students come from 40+ countries, with different cultures, backgrounds, interests, and hopes for their future.

Meet Our Students

Real-life Experiences of Our Students!

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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