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Ready to Begin an Adventure?

Embark on a journey not just of distance and geography, but of culture and self-transformation. Become part of a host family, learn a new language and test your confidence in new situations. YFU is ready to help you learn programs still available for this summer or fall or next year.

When you explore the path less taken and see the world up close you become a catalyst for positive global change.

YFU prepares young people for their responsibilities and opportunities in a changing, interdependent world. Educators, employers, parents and alumni all agree that the benefits of international exchange reach far beyond the year, semester or summer that a student spends abroad. YFU students return as young adults who are more independent, competent, confident, and possess a deeper understanding of their own family and country. They also discover that the YFU experience opens doors for many years to come, greatly enhancing educational and professional opportunities.

Explore the Many YFU Opportunities Available to See the World Up Close.

Experience a new place and discover new things about yourself; learn a new language, meet the unexpected, and conquer the unknown. Step off the beaten path and make the world your home.

More Questions?

For more information please join a live Virtual Information Nights with the Admissions Team or contact them directly at 1.800.TEENAGE (1.800.833.6243) or email

Youth For Understanding USA is proud to consistently receive Full Listing in all three J-1 CSIET listing categories: Inbound Long-term, Outbound Long-term and Short-term Inbound/Outbound programs. This achievement reflects YFU’s global commitment to quality and consistent application of CSIET standards throughout the international YFU network.