Why Ayusa Study Abroad?

January 5, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Communications
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A Non-profit Student Exchange Organization

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 Powell with Ayusa Students

- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell

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

Ayusa Partnerships

Get Involved with Ayusa Become a Host Family

Study Abroad

Become a Host Family

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

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

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

Ayusa Exchange Students

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

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.

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

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

Study Abroad

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

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

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

Study Abroad Program Choices

Program Choices • • • • •

Summer Cultural Immersion Summer Cultural Exploration Fall Semester Spring Semester Academic Year

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

Summer Cultural Immersion Where can you go?

• France • Japan • Spain

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

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

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.

Semester/Academic Year Where can you go?

• Australia • Ecuador • France • Germany • Holland

• Ireland • Japan • South Africa • Spain • Sweden

Partial Scholarships Available for All Countries 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

Youth Leader Scholarship

Application Deadlines



Postmark Deadlines

Spring Semester

All Countries

Oct 1st


All Countries

Apr 1st

Full Academic Year

All Countries

Apr 1st

Fall Semester

All Countries

Apr 1st

Visit www.ayusastudyabroad.org for Japan program deadlines

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 www.ayusastudyabroad.org

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