People Link -- Creating a Global Neihborhood

The PeopleLink
Academic Year Program (AYP)

The PeopleLink AYP program is a 10 month educational homestay, where the foreign student has the opportunity to experience North American culture in an intensive environment. The student lives with a host family while attending high school in the United Sates or Canada. Educational homestay programs are designed to allow the foreign student and the host family to learn and share their language and culture with each other over an extended period of time.

      Volunteer host families open their home for the entire academic school year. They are supported by Academic Guides who serve as the local liaison for the host family, the foreign student, the participating school and the PeopleLink main office.


Prospective AYP students apply for the Academic Year Program directly through PeopleLink. The application process includes a personal interview, a written letter of interest, two school references and a physical examinations. The applicant submits all documentation with full transcripts and medical records. The interview criteria includes questions regarding academic achievement and interest, social adaptation and commitment to studying overseas.


Joining the AYP Team

On-Line AYP Host
Family Application


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