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ASSE International Student Exchange Programs
- 228 North Coast Highway
- Laguna Beach, CA 92651
- Tel: (949) 494-4100
- Fax: (949) 494-3579
- Toll Free: (800) 333-3802
ASSE International was founded in 1938, by the Swedish National Ministry of Education, to sponsor exchange programs between Germany and Sweden. In the late 1940's, the program was expanded to include France, Great Britain and other countries in Europe. In March of 1976, ASSE (originally American Scandinavian Student Exchange) was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in the USA and designated by the United States Department of State as a sponsor of exchange visitor programs. ASSE later grew to include most of Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa to represent over 35 countries worldwide.
In 1988, ASSE founded EurAupair Intercultural Child Care Programs (euraupair.com), a U.S. not-for-profit, public benefit organization. EurAupair Au Pairs provide live-in child care assistance for American host families in exchange for the opportunity to experience family life in the United States.
In 1999, ASSE founded Aspire Worldwide (aspireww.com) Work and Travel, Trainee and Intern Programs for university students, graduates, and professionals.
Finally, in 2009, and as a result of demand from our current and former participants to continue their undergraduate studies in North America, ASSE and its affiliates founded Go Campus University Programs (gocampus.us). The program is devoted to match qualified international students, who fulfill admission requirements, with North American colleges and universities.
ASSE’s mission is to foster international understanding through educational and cross cultural programs.