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AYA Newsletter

June 2019

 

THIS MONTH

  • Choose Your Student Now – Our August 2019 Students are Here!
  • How YES and FLEX Hosts are Changing the Future
  • American High Schools Promote Cultural Exchange, Win Tony Cook Memorial Grants
  • 8 Reasons Why High School International Exchange Programs Are Crucial in U.S. Communities
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Choose your student today! Students arriving in August – new profiles posted daily!

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!

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How YES and FLEX Hosts are Changing the Future

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program and the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program are unique cultural exchange programs administered by AYA that work to improve global understanding between the U.S. and other nations. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, this mission has become so meaningful.

Without host families, though, this mission would be impossible to achieve. Learn more about these important programs and how families like yours can change the world!

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American High Schools Promote Cultural Exchange, Win Tony Cook Memorial Grants

We at Academic Year in America (AYA) are excited to announce that we – along with the American Institute For Foreign Study Foundation – have awarded 10 American high schools with 2019 Tony Cook Memorial Grants!

Tony Cook Memorial Grants are administered annually by the AIFS Foundation. The grants are awarded to American high schools that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to cultural exchange by hosting exchange students and developing projects, programs and/or events that teach American youth about cultures around the world.

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8 Reasons Why High School International Exchange Programs Are Crucial in U.S. Communities

High school international exchange programs are key in our interconnected world. It’s no secret that technological advancements have increased our knowledge of the world significantly. In this digital age, breaking news from Asia hits U.S. networks within seconds, and platforms like Facebook rapidly share stories across time zones. But understanding a different culture doesn’t necessarily stem from the stories we read. Cultural understanding is only truly possible when we experience a culture firsthand, and high school international exchange programs help.

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