Program Details

More than 260,000 young people from more than 60 nations in Asia, Europe, North and South America, Africa, and the Pacific have participated in YFU exchanges. Each exchange is coordinated by a worldwide network of national YFU organizations and supported
Location:
Washington, United States
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Youth For Understanding students are offered the chance to learn new languages, experience another culture, make new friends and discover the world while living with a volunteer host family. Instead of experiencing a country as a tourist, YFU students are immersed within the culture.

More than 260,000 young people from more than 60 nations in Asia, Europe, North and South America, Africa, and the Pacific have participated in YFU exchanges. Each exchange is coordinated by a worldwide network of national YFU organizations and supported by more than 4,400 trained and dedicated volunteers.

An investment in a student's education, at the very least: Profound educational experience, increased maturity, second language fluency, preferred college admissions, enhanced opportunities for the future and lifelong friendships.

Setting Description:
Youth For Understanding (YFU) is a network of interdependent, yet autonomous organizations committed tp advancing intercultural understanding, mutual respect and social responsibility through educational exchanges for youth, families and communities. Make the world your home.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
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.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 1 Reviews

  • A Spectacular Experience with YFU
    5.0
    11/30/16

    As a 17 year old in the suburbs of the Midwest, studying abroad seemed such a faraway and untouchable concept. It seemed that only adolescents in movies and TV shows went on exchanges. It wasn’t until my junior year in high school that the topic of

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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