Share Your Home. Change the World.
Youth for Understanding (YFU) is one of the world's largest and most respected international exchange programs. Help us welcome the world home by hosting a young person for an academic school year or semester. A YFU exchange student becomes a member of your family, participates in family activities, shares in home responsibilities, and provides your family with an international friendship that can last a lifetime! Through this exchange, everyday experiences take a new and exciting twist. Exchange will broaden your entire perspective on the world. It's a great educational opportunity and a lot of fun, too!
YFU international exchange students are carefully selected and are chosen for their academic excellence and on the basis of teacher recommendations. They have studied English and many have even received scholarships! Your international son or daughter will be between 15-18 years of age and will come from one of over 50 countries that partner with YFU!