The WORLD could be waiting at YOUR front steps!
- Organization: Youth For Understanding- USA
- Causes: Civic, Educational, Kids
- Contact person: Tchi Sogoyou
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: yfuusa.org
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 high school age international student 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! The student comes to your home and never leaves your heart!
Let our families tell you about their experience:
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:
"Asta: 16 years old, Female from Finland
Optimistic and social are words used to describe Asta, a young lady with lots of interests. Between playing the piano, jogging, downhill skiing, scouts, dance and drama classes, and a scout group, Asta manages to fill her time but still has some for her family and friends.. Asta has a close relationship with her parents and younger brother. She reports that they do a lot together from eating dinner together each day to relaxing at the family cabin to taking vacations. One person said "one simply gets in a good mood when talking with her." She is looking forward to experiencing high school and the American way of life. Asta hopes her exchange year will be one of the best of her life and can't wait for it to begin - she's been hearing stories from her dad and aunt about their exchanges.. She is excited to spend time with both her host family and friends. She hopes these will be friends not just for a year, but for life.”
Interested in inviting another part of the world to your very own living room? Call Tchi Sogoyou at 240 235 2102 ext 2507, tsogoyou@.yfu.org for information about hosting and for detailed profiles and letters of our incoming students