Author Archives: Youth For Understanding USA

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.

Former YES Scholar continues Volunteer Work

A BRIEF STORY OF MY EXCHANGE YEAR. It all started in 2010 when I was selected as a YES scholar. I travel to the United States to study for one academic year. As an Exchange Student, I was placed in … Continue reading

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Lisa – France Exchange Student – Summer Program Alumna – YFU Staff & Volunteer

25 Years Later – My YFU Story My YFU story is less about my exchange but rather what happened later. However, without my summer exchange to France my YFU story would not have been possible. Twenty-five years ago on June … Continue reading

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Barb – Germany Exchange Student – Summer Program Alumna – YFU Field Director

40 Years Later – My YFU Story June 17, 2010 It was 40 years ago, but it seems like yesterday when I stepped on that plane on June 17, 1970. I was bound to Germany to spend the summer as … Continue reading

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