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Discover The Benefits of Hosting With Short Term High School Exchange Students

Experience the advantages of hosting high school students from different cultures with our short term exchange program students from Japan, Germany, China and many other countries.


September 30- October 13, 2017 – Washington, DC  |  October 21- November 3, 2017 – Washington, DC

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. Get ready to experience our American traditions as you never have before; from the eyes of an international student eager to learn as much as possible about US culture. 

Host families in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area are encouraged to get involved! YFU host families are a diverse group of families, including families with two-working parents, families with or without children, single-parent families, etc. Contact the YFU Short Term Coordinator for these hosting opportunities at, 202 774 5283, or 1.800.TEENAGE (800.833.6243).

During the weekdays, students receive English language instruction and participate in visits to cultural and community sites and events chaperoned by YFU staff and volunteers. 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 US history and culture. Families who open their homes to these students provide accommodations, meals 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