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Developing young leaders through domestic cultural exchange

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Our Vision

America grows more culturally divided; geographically, socioeconomically, and digitally. Cross-cultural leaders can bridge these divides through friendships with people of different values, beliefs, and backgrounds. AYLX seeks to develop these leaders through a domestic homestay exchange that provides sustained exploration and immersion in American families and communities beyond their own. 

Communication Workshops & Coaching

Workshops & Coaching

American teens are empowered to become cultural ambassadors with communication workshops and personal coaches, preparing and guiding them through their new environments.

Domestic Exchange

Domestic Cultural Exchange

American teens 14-18 years old pair-up 1-to-1 to live with each other’s families to explore America’s cultural diversity through the eyes of another American family. Exchanges are 3-weeks during the summer or during the fall or spring school semester.

Scholarship &

AYLX is a completely free scholarship program. AYLX covers travel expenses and awards a stipend to students who qualify. 

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3-Week Exchange: Summer 2023
Semester Exchange: Fall 2023

30 Jun 2023
3-Week Exchange: Summer application closes
15 June - 30 July 2023
Summer exchange leadership workshops
June - August 2023
3-Week Exchange: Summer 2023
15 July 2023
Semester Exchange: Fall application closes
30 July 2023
Final fall applicants learn of their acceptance
15 July - 30 August 2023
Fall exchange leadership workshops
August - December 2023
Semester Exchange: Fall 2023