Share Your Home, Experience the World!
- Organization: Youth For Understanding-USA
- Causes: Civic, Educational, Kids
- Contact person: Tchi Sogoyou
- Email: email@example.com
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 experience, everyday activities take on a new and exciting twist. Hosting a student from abroad will broaden your entire perspective on the world. It's a great educational opportunity for the whole family and a lot of fun, too!
YFU international exchange students are carefully-selected, chosen based on their academic excellence and 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 60 countries that partner with YFU! Here's the profile of one of our many students seeking a host family:
Pascale: 16 years old, Female from Switzerland
Pascale lives with her parents and older brother in Switzerland, where German is her native language. They enjoy playing miniature golf, billiards, watching TV and going to the cinema or live theater. Pascale’s favorite classes in school are German, English, Music and Art. She plays the flute and tennis and also enjoys Jazz Dance and acting. In her free time Pascale writes that she loves to read fantasy books, photography, meeting friends, drawing and listening to music and she’s also very active in Scouting. Pascale makes very good grades and is described as mature, open-minded and cheerful and someone who can adjust easily to social situations. She decided to be an exchange student because she’s interested in other cultures. She’s looking forward to getting to know another way of living, using a foreign language and meeting new people.”
Interested in inviting another part of the world to your very own living room? Contact us for more information!
More information about hosting a YFU student can be found at http://yfuusa.org/host-families.php If you’re interested, please begin the process by filling out a host family application online or send us an email expressing your interest.