My YFU Family Is The Best

My YFU host family, the Teteris family , is the best for many reasons.

First of all I have to say that I felt at home living with them; I could always rely on my host parents and I still can. Dziesma, my host mom, always had time to talk to me if I had problems, or just because she wanted. We would sit for 4 or 5 hours sometimes just talking, laughing, and enjoying each other’s company. My host dad Erik was very caring during my exchange year and he always found time to help me. Also I have to thank my host sister Annija – she taught me a lot!

It is not easy to put my experience in words because I have tons of wonderful memories living with my family. I felt happy and comfortable, maybe even a little bit spoiled in a good way 🙂

Alise from Latvia lived with the Teteris Family in Thousand Oaks, CA


About Youth For Understanding USA

Youth For Understanding (YFU) advances intercultural understanding, mutual respect, and social responsibility through educational exchanges for youth, families and communities. The global YFU network, consisting of partners in more than 60 different countries, is united by the belief that full cultural immersion is the most effective means to gain the skills needed to thrive in an increasingly multicultural, interconnected and competitive global society. YFU has remained a trusted leader of intercultural exchange programs for more than 60 years because of its commitment to safety, reputation for quality, and exceptional support services. Backed by a global team of volunteers, YFU provides cultural education and guidance to all participants. Selected to administer more government and corporate scholarships than any other high school exchange program, YFU is the only organization awarded full-listing for J-1 inbound, outbound and short term exchange by the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET). Through creating global learning opportunities, YFU has promoted international understanding and world peace to more than 250,000 students and their host families. Thousands of parents across the globe trust YFU with their teenagers every year, and thousands of students every year choose YFU to help them discover their inner selves.
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