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October 2019

 

THIS MONTH

  • Check out our great students arriving for the January semester in 2020! New profiles posted daily!
  • 5 Fantastic Fall Activities for You and Your Exchange Student
  • Julia from Germany Shows Her Love for the Litzburg Family!
  • Why Host with AYA
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Check out our great students arriving for the January semester in 2020! New profiles posted daily!

It's hard to believe the 2019-2020 school year has begun and is in full swing! If you didn't get a chance to host a student for the fall semester, don't worry—you can still welcome an international high school student into your home this January!

Choosing a student now has many benefits:

  • Start building a relationship with your student early on
  • Get students enrolled in school before slots fill up
  • Have something to look forward to all year!

Contact our office today or log in to view available students arriving this January!

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5 Fantastic Fall Activities for You and Your Exchange Student

Throughout the USA, the fall season offers an array of exciting activities. While many American families experience these activities annually, Academic Year in America (AYA) exchange students might be unfamiliar with some American fall traditions. For that reason, our host families have an exciting chance to introduce their exchange students to some classic fall activities, such as:

1. Pumpkin Picking
Fun for all ages, this is a wonderful way to bond with your student – and to show them what fall in the USA is all about. For additional fun after you leave the pumpkin patch, grab some paint and enjoy an afternoon decorating your pumpkins together. Or, carve a jack-o'-lantern as Halloween approaches.
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Julia from Germany Shows Her Love for the Litzburg Family

Her exchange year may have ended, but Julia, an Academic Year in America high school exchange student from Germany, will cherish her memories of her year abroad for years to come, thanks in large part to the Litzburg family. This caring bunch showed their love and encouragement for their host daughter by making an effort to attend all of her sporting events, concerts, and other significant moments during her exchange year. Their constant presence gave her the encouragement she needed to immerse herself in her American cultural experience and have an outstanding year in the U.S.!

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Why Host with AYA?

AYA provides American families with an exciting opportunity to engage in cultural exchange by bringing foreign students to the United States to live with host families and attend high school. Although there are other high school exchange organizations, we would like you to know why we believe families should choose AYA.

Your choice of student 
 AYA allows you the opportunity to choose a carefully screened student who will best fit your family.

Lifelong friendships 
Build a bridge with another culture and start a lifelong friendship with the student and his/her family. 

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