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.
Our students come from 40+ countries, with different cultures, backgrounds, interests, and hopes for their future.
These bright and talented students come to the U.S. from countries with significant Muslim populations to promote increase understanding and tolerance between cultures. Learn more about the YES program and the positive impact it is making in communities across the country!
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