Program Details

Want to visit a wonderful country on the Baltic Sea? Lithuania, with its many beautiful beaches on the Baltic coastline and numerous lakes, is a haven for exchanges students!
Vilnius, Lithuania
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Academic Year, Fall Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Study in a local Lithuanian school and see what daily life is like for students in Lithuania. Whether you are in a regular school or the specialized basketball program, studying in a Lithuanian setting is sure to add some extra interest to your school work. Outside of school, your host family will help you adjust to your new environment and introduce you to Lithuanian culture. As you begin to have a better grasp of the Lithuanian language, you'll feel even more connected to your host family. From beaches on the Baltic sea to bustling cities, Lithuania will capture your heart.


Love Basketball? Consider coming to Lithuania on the basketball program, YFU participants will live with a carefully selected host family, attend a secondary school and enroll in a specialized basketball school after your studies are complete for the day. You will train and play competitive team basketball three to five times per week. On the Basketball Fan program, students are enrolled in a fan club of one of two most popular basketball teams in Lithuania - Zalgiris (Kaunas) or Lietuvos (Vilnius) and attend games throughout their exchange. Visit the YFU website to learn more on these specialized programs.


Youth For Understanding USA's (YFU) high school study abroad program is an experience that will immerse you in the lives, language, cultures, and communities of a real family in one of more than 40 countries around the globe. YFU is a homestay experience where you live with a carefully selected host family who has agreed to open their home and their hearts to you---providing room, board, and a caring home. You'll gain a global family, make new friends, and even attend a new school, on a academic programs. Previous language study is not required.

YFU programs make a lasting, life-changing impact on young people. YFU students return as young adults---more independent, competent, and confident---with a deeper understanding of their family and country. They also discover that the YFU experience opens doors for many years to come, enhancing educational and professional opportunities. 

Setting Description:
Enjoy the world’s largest Baroque city, Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital or take in the colorful beauty of the countryside. Located on the edge of the Baltic Sea, Lithuania has a unique geography and is the largest of the Baltic countries. You’ll feel at home while playing Lithuania’s most popular sport, basketball.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
Through the generosity of numerous corporations, governments, foundations and individuals, YFU awards more than $2.3 million in partial or full study abroad scholarships annually.

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