What Does AILI Do?
AILI provides scholarships for young people to experience international travel and homestays that foster an appreciation and understanding of other cultures and languages.
Who Is AILI?
AILI is the 501©3 non-profit affiliate of Compass USA. AILI cooperates with like-minded homestay providers to give scholarships to deserving teens to benefit from homestay
experiences in other countries. Scholarship recipients receive a homestay, flight and travel insurance to France, Italy, Spain and the USA. In the future we hope to offer more scholarships to more countries. Our scholarship program is made possible by volunteer host families and
cooperating international partners that donate both their time and money to our participants. We are committed to promoting international friendship, second language learning and improved intercultural understanding via this special educational travel and study opportunity.
The U.S. State Department says that intercultural understanding for volunteer host families and international teens builds an appreciation of human rights, freedom, equality, and other important common values that increases “trust among nations and peoples and betters the chances of resolving differences and reaching agreements.”