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641 S St NW Suite 200



Short Term Hosting

Experience the advantages of hosting high school students from different Cultures and countries with our short term exchange programs.


October 12-25, 2019 – Washington, DC

October 19-November 1, 2019 – Roanoke, VA

Discover the many benefits of hosting with short term exchanges. Students from Germany want to learn more about your family and traditions as well as the American culture. Youth engaging in this program - a scholarship funded community service focused program for under-privileged youth - are eager to get to know America through your family! Get ready to experience our American traditions as you never have before; through the eyes of a curious international student!

Host families in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas as well as those in Roanoke, VA are encouraged to get involved! YFU welcomes diverse families to host, including those with two-working parents, individuals with or without children, seniors and retired individuals and couples, same sex couples, etc.  Contact the YFU Manager of Program Development for these hosting opportunities at, 202 774 5283, or 1.800.TEENAGE (800.833.6243).

During the weekdays, students receive English language instruction, participate in visits to cultural and community sites, and participate in community service activities chaperoned by YFU staff. Evenings and weekends are dedicated to spending time with you, their YFU host family. Participants are eager to increase their English proficiency, make friends, and contribute to American family life. View a sample itinerary.

Short term program participants have a basic level of English language understanding and keen interest in learning about U.S. culture. Families who open their homes to these students provide accommodations, meals, access to public transportation and supportive parenting for a most meaningful short-term intercultural experience!

We believe we met an outstanding young man who was courteous, respectful of our values, and a true ambassador.
— Jim and Judy Gilliland, Upper Sandusky, Ohio