San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2013
Ayusa International, a 30-year-old non-profit organization that promotes global learning and leadership through cultural exchange and leadership programs for high school students, is looking for American families in Kentucky interested in hosting an exchange student for the 2013-2014 school year.
Ayusa is specifically looking for Kentucky host families in the following communities:
Ayusa welcomes all interested families who would like to host an international exchange student including families without children, empty nesters, military families, retirees, and single people. Ayusa families come from all over the U.S., including both rural and urban communities. Host families provide three meals a day and a bedroom (either private or shared). Each student is supported by a professionally trained local representative from Ayusa who works with the family, student and local school for the entire program.
Kentucky families interested in hosting an exchange student with Ayusa can follow three simple steps.
"Kentucky is a popular destination for Ayusa exchange students, as host families are known for their hospitality and sharing of their rich history and traditions within this beautiful state," said Jessica Anderson, Ayusa regional manager for the U.S. heartland, including Kentucky. "Hosting an exchange student also provides Kentucky families the chance to learn about other cultures around the globe without ever leaving their community. If you’ve ever thought about sharing your Kentucky life with a student from abroad, don’t hesitate – please give us a call!"
According to The Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET), more than 27,000 international high school students between the ages of 15 and 18 years old studied in the U.S. during 2012-2013 as part of U.S. government-sponsored international exchange programs. Ayusa has been a member of CSIET for more than 25 years – since its foundation. CSIET evaluates U.S.-based high school exchange programs so that students, families and schools can identify reputable inbound and outbound exchange organizations.
Ayusa is a 501(c)3, and an official U.S. Department of State designated Exchange Visitor Program Sponsor. Families interested in learning more about hosting a foreign exchange student can visit http://www.ayusa.org or call 1-888-552-9872.
Ayusa International (http://www.ayusa.org) is a non-profit organization founded in 1981 to promote global learning and leadership through cultural exchange and leadership programs for high school students from the U.S. and around the world. In addition, Ayusa administers multiple high profile grant programs funded by the U.S. Department of State and other organizations. Ayusa is a sister company of Intrax, a family of organizations that provide a lifetime of high-quality educational, work and volunteer programs that connect people and cultures. Intrax is headquartered in San Francisco with offices on four continents.