So, the question is, "I wonder if you know anything about this company in particular." The answer by 'AYUSA' pretty much covers the basic information about the company, however, if you put away the pom-pom's and begin to ask the hard-hitting questions you should ask prior to sending your child abroad, you will ask: 1) Does the placement agency perform full, fingerprint, criminal background checks on host families and those members living the home over 18 years of age? 2) Has this agency ever been responsible for placing a student in the home of a registered sex offender or convicted felon? 3) Is this the agency responsbile for placing a female exchange student from Germany in the home of Timothy Jordan in Texas wherein she was allegedly raped? 4) Is it true the very representatives responsible for that placement are still actively employed by the very same agency, allowing them to continue to supervise exchange students? 5) How old is your child? 6) Do you intend for them to study abroad three weeks, five months for a full, academic year? 7) How are you going to react when you are told that you are not to talk with your child for at least two to three weeks upon his/her arrival abroad, because you will interfere with your child's ability to adapt in a new country?