Share Your YFU Story

Sharing My YFU Story

Submit your written stories, photos, videos and voice testimonials (up to 20MB.)
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I am a(n) (use Ctrl Click to choose multiple)

Please select…American student preparing to go abroadAmerican student abroad nowInternational student in the US now (high school or community college)Current Community College StudentYFU Alumna/us (High School)YFU Community College Alumna/usHost ParentHost SiblingVolunteerEducatorOther
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Please select…AfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBruneiBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos ( Keeling ) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCook IslandsCosta RicaCôte d ‘ IvoireCroatia ( Hrvatska )CubaCyprusCzech RepublicCongo ( DRC )DenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEast TimorEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands ( Islas Malvinas )Faroe IslandsFiji IslandsFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern and Antarctic LandsGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuamGuatemalaGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and McDonald IslandsHondurasHong Kong SARHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIranIraqIrelandIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKoreaKuwaitKyrgyzstanLaosLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacao SARMacedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMarshall IslandsMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMicronesiaMoldovaMonacoMongoliaMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNetherlands AntillesNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorth KoreaNorthern Mariana IslandsNorwayOmanPakistanPalauPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairn IslandsPolandPortugalPuerto RicoQatarReunionRomaniaRussiaRwandaSamoaSan MarinoSão Tomé and PrìncipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbia and MontenegroSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSpainSri LankaSt. HelenaSt. Kitts and NevisSt. LuciaSt. Pierre and MiquelonSt. Vincent and the GrenadinesSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyriaTaiwanTajikistanTanzaniaThailandTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUnited States Minor Outlying IslandsUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVatican CityVenezuelaViet NamVirgin Islands ( British )Virgin IslandsWallis and FutunaYemenZambiaZimbabwe
Home Country

Please select…AfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBruneiBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos ( Keeling ) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCook IslandsCosta RicaCôte d ‘ IvoireCroatia ( Hrvatska )CubaCyprusCzech RepublicCongo ( DRC )DenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEast TimorEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands ( Islas Malvinas )Faroe IslandsFiji IslandsFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern and Antarctic LandsGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuamGuatemalaGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and McDonald IslandsHondurasHong Kong SARHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIranIraqIrelandIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKoreaKuwaitKyrgyzstanLaosLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacao SARMacedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMarshall IslandsMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMicronesiaMoldovaMonacoMongoliaMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNetherlands AntillesNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorth KoreaNorthern Mariana IslandsNorwayOmanPakistanPalauPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairn IslandsPolandPortugalPuerto RicoQatarReunionRomaniaRussiaRwandaSamoaSan MarinoSão Tomé and PrìncipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbia and MontenegroSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSpainSri LankaSt. HelenaSt. Kitts and NevisSt. LuciaSt. Pierre and MiquelonSt. Vincent and the GrenadinesSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyriaTaiwanTajikistanTanzaniaThailandTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUnited States Minor Outlying IslandsUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVatican CityVenezuelaViet NamVirgin Islands ( British )Virgin IslandsWallis and FutunaYemenZambiaZimbabwe
US Host or Home State, as applicable

Please select…AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict Of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingPuerto RicoVirgin IslandNorthern Mariana IslandsGuamAmerican SamoaPalau
I have a blog or video blog from my exchange. Please add URL

My Education/ Career (current track or future plans)

My YFU Story

A YFU exchange experience lays the foundation for many terrific stories. Please share one of your stories with us.

Need ideas? We love to hear stories about:

  • What you did to actively get involved with the community and meet other people
  • Your favorite time at school
  • An everyday, ordinary activity through they eyes of exchange
  • Something you learned about yourself through the YFU experience
  • Those super funny cultural bloopers
  • How YFU has impacted your adult life choices
  • How you learned to overcome challenges or blend as a new family or community member
  • Reunions
  • A quote or testimonial about the value of YFU and youth exchange
Write Your Story Here (250-500 words)

Share Your YFU Photos (Close ups, action shots, cultural events, classroom scenes, scenic backgrounds. Sorry, but we cannot accept professional or graduation photos.)

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Caption Your Photos

Share Your Digital YFU Story: Video, Voice Recording, and more!

YFU welcomes testimonials and creative story telling submissions via voice recording and video.  These should be 30 seconds up to 3 minutes. Most formats are accepted, and total file size including all previous attachments is limited to a maximum of 20MB.  Submissions set to music must use open source music (we cannot license music.)  Check out these sites for samples to open source music:  Jamendo, FreePD, Magnatune, Freesound
Video/Voice Recording Upload

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I grant YFU permission to edit and use my submission to promote global education as indicated in the YFU Media Release.
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If under 18 years of age, please fill out the below fields for permission to use your submission, if selected.

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