Host an International Exchange Student!

Welcome to Academic Year in America!

Academic Year in America (AYA) offers high school students from around the world the exciting opportunity to come live with American families and attend local high schools for a semester or a year. AYA needs your help! You can participate by...

Hosting a Foreign Exchange Student

AYA Host Families provide room and board for AYA high school exchange students, and treat the student as a member of the family. AYA students pay all of their own fees to cover flights, insurance, tuition costs, and spending money.


Become an AYA Local Coordinator in Your Community

AYA Local Coordinators are women and men who:

  • enjoy working with young people
  • are open-minded
  • believe deeply in the value of cross-cultural exchange

AYA Local Coordinators are located throughout the United States and act as a program liaison for AYA at a local level.


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Hosting an AYA Exchange Student
Becoming an AYA Local Coordinator (Find out more)

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Contacting Academic Year in America

By Phone
(800) 322-4678

By Email
info.aya@aifs.org

By Mail
AIFS Foundation - Academic Year in America
1 High Ridge Park
Stamford, CT 06905