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A Year as a YFU Exchange Student in Germany


The YFU experience is an open invitation to you. The opportunities are there. It is up to you to make the most of it.

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My YFU Experience: Kylie Neidich


Interview by YFU Alumnus and Campus Ambassador Ronak Gandhi with YFU Field Director, Host Mother & Area Representative Kylie Neidich

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Calling All Basketball Players!




Has it ever been your dream to play basketball in Europe? To make that free-throw or win the game with a buzzer beating three pointer while the European crowd goes wild. What’s that? You say it’s a dream of yours…? Well then, if you didn’t already know, we’re here to tell you that YFU has a special “slam-dunk” study abroad program designed just for you – okay, not just you but any player who’s interested – to study and compete in Lithuania for an entire year!Lithuania is home to 10 NBA players, has won gold & silver medals in the European Championships, and bronze medals in the Olympic Games. This unique Baltic country has been blessed with beautiful coastline, inland lakes, rich culture and a strong history!

This is an excellent opportunity for you to stand out from other players. Score unique experiences to call upon when drafting your college application letters.

If this sounds like the game of a lifetime to you, check out our website to learn more. Make the first “basket” toward an unforgettable adventure.

This is a very competitive program and spaces are limited so don’t delay. Make a full court press to start your application today!

Help YFU Trailblaze a New Program


At YFU, we’re always looking for the brave few who are keen to add some new (or even first) stamps to their passport. We need exceptional teens who are eager for a transformative journey where they can learn about the history, people and norms of another culture’s daily life.Do you have?

  • A sense of adventure.

  • Curiosity about the world.

  • Desire to learn about new cultures.

  • An open-mind.

If this sounds like you, then read on for an amazing opportunity!

We have been working with one of our international partners who is very excited to welcome their first American exchange student to their country. That being said… How would you like to be YFU’s first student to study abroad in BULGARIA!



Located on the northeastern part of the Balkan Peninsula, this diverse country is at the crossroads between Western Europe, the Near East, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. With a landscape of rivers, mountains, and sea, this beautiful land is favored with temperate climates that have a subtropical influence. [Note: Click here to see lots of gorgeous user-submitted Flickr photos.]

If you’re ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, then your first step is to create a YFU Student Account. Sign-up online or call 1.800.TEENAGE to learn more about this opportunity.

Will you be YFU’s first student to study abroad in Bulgaria?