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  1. A Non-profit Student Exchange Organization

  2. Importance of Youth Exchange “Exchanges can form a foundation of understanding and lasting partnerships, not just between young people, but between nations, between societies, between cultures.” - Former Secretary of State Colin Powell Former Secretary Powell with Ayusa Students

  3. About Ayusa Our Mission: To promote global learning and leadership through high school exchange programs. • A non-profit educational and cultural exchange organization • Headquarters in San Francisco, California • Established in 1980 • Enabled more than 40,000 students from the U.S. and around the world to live and study through our programs

  4. Ayusa Partnerships

  5. Get Involved with Ayusa Become a Host Family Study Abroad

  6. Become a Host Family

  7. What is Hosting? • Ayusa provides international students with the opportunity to live with American families and attend high school • Exchange students live in a wide range of communities from small towns to large cities across the U.S. • Host families offer students the chance to experience a variety of climates, activities, traditions and lifestyles

  8. Benefits of Hosting • Make a difference in the world • Enjoy a rewarding intercultural learning experience in your own home • Share your culture with a student eager to experience life in America • Cultivate lifelong global friendships • Foster an international perspective in your community

  9. Impact of Hosting Ayusa Students Have • Contributed over 1,000,000 hours of volunteer community service while in America • Developed lifelong bonds of friendship with their host families and communities • Returned with a deeper understanding of the “real” America and its people

  10. Ayusa Exchange Students

  11. Ayusa Exchange Students • 15 – 18 years old • From 75 different countries • Academic achievers who are able to speak, read and write English • Participate in community service • Excited to live with an American family • Insured, have own spending money

  12. Ayusa Scholarship Students Youth Exchange & Study Program (YES) • Awarded to Ayusa in 2003 by the U.S. Dept. of State • Created to build bridges of understanding between the U.S. and countries with significant Muslim populations • Students from North Africa, South Asia and the Middle East receive a full scholarship to live and study in the U.S.

  13. Ayusa Support Ayusa provides an extensive network of local and regional support that will • Help to find the right student for your family • Secure placement in a local high school • Offer guidance and support for host families and students throughout the year • Provide 24 hour emergency assistance, should the need arise

  14. Become An Ayusa Host Family Contact Ayusa today • Call 1.888.55.Ayusa (1.888.552.9872) • Visit and meet our students

  15. Study Abroad

  16. Ayusa Study Abroad • Programs for American high school students • Choose from 14 countries • Academic year, semester, and summer programs • Scholarships available

  17. Why Study Abroad? • Get to know another culture • Improve foreign language skills • Increase independence and maturity • Enhance your college application • Make lifelong friends • Have fun! “Do it. It is totally worth it. A once in a lifetime experience that really lets you mature and grow while at the same time allows you to learn about another culture.” -- Roger, Spain

  18. Why Ayusa Study Abroad? CHOICE • Choose from programs in 14 different countries • Programs range in length from 4 weeks to an academic year EXPERIENCE • Over 20 years of experience • Students and host families in more than 75 countries SUPPORT • Pre-program orientations • Assistance in choosing a program • Ongoing in-country support SAFETY • Screen and prepare families and students INCLUSIVE PROGRAMS • Program fees include domestic and international airfares, medical insurance

  19. Study Abroad Program Choices

  20. Program Choices • Summer Cultural Immersion • Summer Cultural Exploration • Fall Semester • Spring Semester • Academic Year

  21. Summer Cultural Immersion Experience your host country’s culture in a way that a typical tourist cannot! Live with a host family, take part in their daily activities and enjoy a summer to remember. • Homestay with a carefully selected local family • Immerse yourself in local language and culture

  22. Summer Cultural Immersion Where can you go? • France • Japan • Spain

  23. Summer Cultural Exploration Attend language or cultural classes in the morning and enjoy organized activities in the afternoon; activities range from salsa dancing and cooking classes, to scenic bike rides. These programs include: • Language or cultural classes five days per week • Homestay with a carefully selected local family or dormstay • Weekday activities 2 to 3 afternoons per week • Weekend excursions

  24. Summer Cultural Exploration Where can you go? Homestay • France • Italy • Spain • Costa Rica • Mexico Dormstay • England • Japan

  25. Semester/Academic Year • Semester: Attend school overseas and live with a host family during the fall or spring semester. • Academic Year: Enjoy cultural immersion while living with a host family and completing a full academic year (usually 10 months) of studies.

  26. Semester/Academic Year Where can you go? • Australia • Ecuador • France • Germany • Holland • Ireland • Japan • South Africa • Spain • Sweden

  27. Partial ScholarshipsAvailable for All Countries

  28. Application Deadlines Visit for Japan program deadlines

  29. The World Awaits! Contact Ayusa today • Study Abroad and Scholarship Information 1.800.727.4540 • Hosting Information 1.888.55.Ayusa (1.888.552.9872) • Visit