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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
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 About Ayusa
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 What is 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 Benefits 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 Impact of Hosting
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 Ayusa Exchange 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. Ayusa Scholarship Students
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 Ayusa Support
Contact Ayusa today Call 1.888.55.Ayusa (1.888.552.9872) Visit www.ayusa.org and meet our studentswww.ayusa.org Become An Ayusa Host Family
Programs for American high school students Choose from 14 countries Academic year, semester, and summer programs Scholarships available Ayusa 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 Why 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 Why Ayusa Study Abroad?
Summer Cultural Immersion Summer Cultural Exploration Fall Semester Spring Semester Academic Year Program Choices
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. Summer Cultural Immersion Homestay with a carefully selected local family Immerse yourself in local language and culture
France Japan Spain Where can you go? Summer Cultural Immersion
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 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:
Summer Cultural Exploration Where can you go? Homestay France Italy Spain Costa Rica Mexico Dormstay England Japan
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. Semester/Academic Year
Australia Ecuador France Germany Holland Ireland Japan South Africa Spain Sweden Semester/Academic Year Where can you go?
Partial Scholarships Available for All Countries ScholarshipDescriptionRequirementsDeadlines Youth Leader Scholarship Awards of $200 - $1000 Academic merit, extracurricular involvement, financial need Summer, Fall Semester, and Academic Year: March 1 Spring Semester: September 1 Key Club Scholarship Awards of $200 - $2000 Member of Key Club and academic merit, extracurricular involvement, financial need Summer, Fall Semester, and Academic Year: March 1 Spring Semester: September 1 Host Family Scholarship Awards of $500 - Academic Year/Semester $250 - Summer For families that host Ayusa exchange students Within last two years or while on program
Application Deadlines ProgramCountries Postmark Deadlines Spring Semester All CountriesOct 1st SummerAll CountriesApr 1st Full Academic Year All CountriesApr 1st Fall SemesterAll CountriesApr 1st Visit www.ayusastudyabroad.org for Japan program deadlineswww.ayusastudyabroad.org
Contact Ayusa today Study Abroad and Scholarship Information 1.800.727.4540 Hosting Information 1.888.55.Ayusa (1.888.552.9872) Visit www.ayusastudyabroad.org www.ayusastudyabroad.org The World Awaits!