ARISE (Association Representing International Student Exchange) was founded in Phoenix, Arizona in 2020, and its founders have over 25 years of experience in the field of cultural exchange on the high school level. ARISE sponsors highly qualified international students, ages 14-18, and places them in fully screened and selected American host families and high schools for a semester or academic year.
Everyone involved in ARISE's program, from our main office to our international partners and local area representatives strive to create the experience of a lifetime for the student and the host family. Our host families are open and caring and treat the students, not simply as a guest, but as a true member of the family. Students are encouraged to participate in the family's daily activities and to involve themselves in extracurricular activities at their school. Our goal is to create lifelong relationships between the students and host families.