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Basic Information

Address: 600 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone Number: 415-434-5661
Director: Sherry Carpenter

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Nonprofit high school student exchange organization
Clearances Required: Yes
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: children, teens, families, couples
Ages for Volunteer: 25+
Mission Statement:

To provide a lifetime of high quality educational, work and volunteer programs that connect people and cultures, inspire personal growth, and prepare individuals to succeed as global citizens.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Our vision is for people in a connected world to seek out Intrax as the respected leader for globally-oriented educational, professional and volunteer experiences.

Program History:

Ayusa was founded in 1981. With a 30 year total: Ayusa has been recipient to more than 50 prestigious grants sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and other organizations totaling more than $75,000,000. Ayusa adopts new logo and identity and stops using acronym Academic Year in the U.S.A. as diverse program offerings now far exceed original program scope.

Additional Information:

Ayusa Global Youth Exchange is a non-profit high school student exchange organization with Headquarters in San Francisco, CA. Each year, Ayusa places about 1500 foreign exchange students with volunteer American host families for the academic school year or a semester.

We are currently seeking fun-loving families to open up their homes to an exchange student.

Our exchange students are between the age of 15 and 18 and come from more than 60 countries around the world! The students have their own spending money, health insurance and have studied English for at least 3 years.

These students are eager not only study in America but also learn about the American culture- more importantly, your American family!

Please contact us at 1-888-552-9872 or visit www.ayusa.org