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Contact Academic Year in America

By mail

Academic Year in America
1 High Ridge Park
Stamford, CT 06905


By phone

or 203-399-5417


By fax



By e-mail


Online forms

AYA Host Family Information Request Form
AYA Local Coordinator Information Request Form



Meet the AYA National Office Staff

Important Forms for Host Families and Students

AYA’s primary concern is the safety and well being of our students. Should you or someone you know on our program need help, please contact our national office support hotline which is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week at 1-800-322-4678. You may also call our direct line at 203-399-5417 or email us at

Effective August 1, 2009, the U.S. Department of State implemented a toll free number and email address that may be used by host families, exchange students and the public to report circumstances impacting the student's health, safety and well being during their exchange visitor programs. Their number is 1-866-283-9090 and the email address is

Begin an exciting opportunity to engage in cultural exchange today!

  • View student profiles
  • Find the perfect fit for your family
  • Receive our Host Family Brochure

AYA Vision Statement

To encourage and inspire young people to become considerate and forward thinking citizens of the world, by creating dynamic educational opportunities to share beliefs, ideologies and values across cultures – and to provide these experiences with an unrivaled commitment to the safety of our students and service to our participants.

  • Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study
  • Future Leaders Exchange
  • Alliance for International Education and Cultural Exchange
  • CSIET - Council for Standards on International Educational Travel