Skip to main content


Ayusa loves when our exchange students and host families share their experiences! Here are some first-hand stories from around the country.

If you would like to submit a story, you can email us at!

Overcoming Fears At The New Jersey State Fair

Hande from Turkey - Star Student of the Month, November 2012

Our "daughter" always offers to lend a hand

Akane from Japan - Star Student of the Month, October 2012

Dutch High School Exchange Student Enjoys American Football

Ramon From the Netherlands - Star Student of the Month, September 2012

Future Olympic Gold Medalist Hosts Ayusa Student

Host Family of the Month, August 2012 

"I Feel Like I am Living in a Dream World"

Mariyam from Pakistan Shares Her Experiences in the U.S.

Senior Citizen Learns from Foreign Exchange Student

Tomas from the Czech Republic - Star Student of the Month, May 2012

Successful YES Leadership Summit Ends Year in San Francisco

by Emily Rusca, Grants Coordinator at Ayusa Headquarters

Bringing Honor to the Coolest Dad Ever

Host Family of the Month, February 2012