Whether you are looking to develop a long-term recruitment strategy or simply seeking to diversify your population of international students, Academic Year in America (AYA) has the solution. A program of the American Institute For Foreign Study Foundation, an independent, not-for-profit charity, AYA has brought the opportunity to study in the United States to 30,000 students through our homestay program for more than thirty years.
We are now pleased to bring this opportunity to international students who wish to attend a public school in the U.S. Students recruited through the AYA network are the best young “ambassadors” of their countries and are accepted into the AYA program after careful review of their applications, which must demonstrate the requisite maturity and desire for this unique experience.
- • Are ages 15-18
- • Arrive with their own spending money and medical insurance
- • Have studied English for at least three years
- • Have solid academic records
- • Are sponsored through AYA on a J-1 visa
- • Hail from a wide range of countries, including Brazil, Germany, China
These students will reside with an American host family during the academic year, and AYA will work in cooperation with your institution to identify families that are part of your community who may wish to host a student. Our own host family network spans all fifty states, so we may already have a qualified family in your area.
If your institution is interested in recruiting international students of this caliber, simply join the AYA network.