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Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • International


9 West Broad StreetStamford, CT 06902 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote worldwide understanding through cultural exchange. Our vision statement is to encourage and inspire young people to become considerate and forward thinking citizens of the world, by creating dynamic educational opportunities to share beliefs, ideologies and values across cultures.


Academic Year in America (AYA) is one of the largest and most respected high school/homestay programs in the United States. Founded in 1981, AYA is well recognized by high schools across the U.S. and endorsed by thousands of American host families.

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