ASSIST is turning 50!
Over the course of 50 years, 5,210 outstanding students from 52 countries have represented their homelands in the United States as ASSIST Scholars.
ASSIST Scholars change the conversation in the classroom and contribute strongly to extracurricular activities at a selection of America’s most impressive private schools.
Warm, volunteer host families open their doors and become global citizens without leaving home.
Generous donors enable students from any nation or economic background to access a life-changing ASSIST scholarship.
After your ASSIST year, join a worldwide alumni community who are networked for life.
ASSIST is a U.S.- based nonprofit organization that matches academically talented, multi-lingual international students with American independent secondary schools. During a one-year school stay, an ASSIST scholar-leader serves as a cultural ambassador actively participating in classes and extracurricular activities. Since 1969, 5,050 student scholar-leaders from 52 nations, many underrepresented in independent school populations, have been matched with ASSIST-affiliated schools. This growing, global network connects top scholars with elite American schools and with one another.