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August 2019

 

THIS MONTH

  • We Are Still Searching for Great Families to Host or Temporarily Host Our Remaining August 2019 Students!
  • Host Families Share the Benefits of Double-Hosting AYA Exchange Students!
  • Introducing the AYA Host Family of the Year for 2018-19
  • 3 Things You Can Learn About a Different Culture By Hosting an Exchange Student
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We Are Still Searching for Great Families to Host or Temporarily Host Our Remaining August 2019 Students!

AYA is currently accepting host family applications for the 2019/20 academic year!

Want to host but can't commit to a full year? Ask about our half-year students or our "Welcome Family" program!

Log in to view available students arriving this August for our fall semester!

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Host Families Share the Benefits of Double-Hosting AYA Exchange Students!

Hosting an international exchange student with Academic Year in America (AYA) is a rewarding experience that promotes cultural exchange and lifelong friendships. When you host an international high school student with AYA, you can select a student that you feel will best match your family’s lifestyle and interests.

With AYA, host families also have the opportunity to host two international students! When families “double-host,” they receive twice the benefits and enjoy the exchange of three cultures in their home.

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Introducing the AYA Host Family of the Year for 2018-19

Congratulations to the Hammond Family from Illinois! At the end of every school year, Academic Year in America (AYA) international high school exchange students and their Local Coordinators across the United States take the time to nominate host families for the honor of AYA Host Family of the Year.

We had so many incredible host family nominations this year, which made it incredibly tough to choose one single winner!

Without further ado, the 2018-19 AYA Host Family of the Year is… the Hammond Family from Illinois!

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3 Things You Can Learn About a Different Culture By Hosting an Exchange Student

The desire to learn about a new culture inspires many American families to participate in cultural exchange by hosting an international high school exchange student with Academic Year in America (AYA).

Families of all kinds have a wonderful opportunity to learn about different cultures when they host an exchange student. From the first day of an exchange student’s stay in America to the last, elements of their culture leave a permanent impact on their host family’s traditions – bringing the world a bit closer together.

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