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Mission Statement

Promoting peace and understanding across the globe by connecting cultures, one family and one student at a time.


AYUSA (Academic Year in the U.S.A.) is a 501.c(3) non-profit youth exchange organization which offers students aged 15 to 18 the opportunity to live with volunteer host families and to study in local high schools for an academic year or semester. Our exchange program offer a uniquely rich personal experience for our students, volunteer families, host high schools, and local communities around the world. Collectively, the AYUSA family reaches across interpersonal and international borders and celebrates worldwide community through the spirit, character and promise of our youth. Since 1980, AYUSA has promoted global understanding by reaching into areas of the world where student exchange was not possible before. This year, AYUSA will welcome students to the U.S. from over 60 countries, including countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and the Pacific. American students will study abroad with AYUSA in over 13 countries.



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Average Review 4 reviews

Would you recommend AYUSA Global Youth Exchange?

by Michelle G. (September 9, 2011)
Having an exchange student in our household has been the best experience ever!! More than ever, we live in a global world and learning about other cultures is so important for everyone! If you have a chance...DO THIS!!
by susan H. (September 8, 2011)
Hosting a foreign exchange student is an excellent opportunity to share ideas and discover how similar we all are in this world. You meet some truly amazing students from all over the globe who inspire and offer confidence in our future.
by Joy P. (September 8, 2011)
It's good experience to learn to live with foreign exchange student. You can learn another culture. These kids need the good family like you to live with. They only have opportunity to come learn your culture if you are volunteer to be their host family only. Otherwise they can't come here. It's great opportunity if you are looking volunteer job to do.
by Mark W. (March 1, 2011)
It is a great experience learning about other cultures from people from many different countries.