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MISA (Mars International Student Association)

Mars Area High School's MISA (Mars International Student Association) program is an international exchange program that welcomes high school students from around the world
In addition to hosting exchange students from other countries, the chapter offers scholarships to eligible students who are interested in traveling abroad. Numerous Mars Area High School students have participated in exchange programs in the chapter’s more than 50-year history.
Through study abroad programs, students can experience the diversity of culture and lifestyles that they might not otherwise learn about in a textbook. Students can also enhance their second language skills, add to their college applications, and experience cultures and people who they would otherwise not have a chance to meet. Many exchange students develop lifelong connections with their host families maintain with their exchange students and vice versa.

Host Families Needed
Any families, who are interested in hosting an exchange student, are encouraged to attend an upcoming MISA meetings. The chapter typically meets at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month during the school year. (The chapter does not meet in December.)
All future meeting dates are listed on the District calendar at For more information or to get involved, call (724) 625-1581.­