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United Kingdom

In the U.K., accents change noticeably on average every 25 miles!
Which accent will you take on during your exchange?

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Study in the United Kingdom

In the U.K., accents change noticeably on average every 25 miles!
Which accent will you take on during your exchange?

+ More About the United Kingdom

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+ Scholarships Available

Scholarships for 2020 programs have not yet been confirmed. Applications for 2020 Summer/Fall scholarships will open in the Fall of 2019. The YFU Financial Aid Fund can be applied to any program and will remain available for 2020 Spring programs until September 15. The YFU Legacy Grant can be applied to any program at any time of application. For more details on the Financial Aid Fund, Legacy Grant, and previous merit-based scholarships please visit our scholarships page.

Learn more about scholarship details and deadlines.

+ Tuition

Fall Semester: $29,995

Applications for tuition based programs must be submitted by October 1 for winter/spring departure programs and March 15 for summer and fall. Applications submitted after this date will be considered on a case by case basis depending upon availability.

+ Additional Information

Visa Information

Information regarding visas and other immigration processes will be provided upon enrollment. To learn more, you can visit the embassy website.

Additional Costs

Program tuition does not include personal spending money.

Application Deadlines

The application deadline for all winter and spring departure programs (January-March) is October 1. The deadline to apply for scholarships is December 1. The deadline for all summer or fall departure programs (June-September) is March 15. Programs can fill up before the deadline, so we encourage early submission!

Choose Your Program

+ Academic Year Program

As a YFU student in the United Kingdom, you’ll live with a local host family and attend a local high school. Part of your experience overseas will be:

School

Students will attend a local private Sixth Form School. Sixth Form is the equivalent of high school in the US, and helps prepare students for university. Sixth Form consists of two years, with AS exams after the first year and A-level exams after the second. Students select 3 or 4 subjects of their choice, depending on availability, and will also take a more general subject like critical thinking or extended project qualification. The academic expectations placed on students in the UK are high, so be prepared to study hard!

Orientations

All students applying for the year program must be available for a mandatory 3-day National Pre-Departure Orientation, which usually takes place in mid-July. This orientation is a required part of the program aimed at preparing students for their experience overseas. All students will participate in a one-day local pre-departure orientation in May or June.

When students arrive in the United Kingdom, they will be joined by other students for a 3-day workshop on cultural and social differences. This arrival camp may be held in Ireland or the UK, and includes cultural acitivies and tours. Students then attend a post-arrival orientation in England within 3-4 weeks of the program's start date. All orientation costs are included in program tuition.

Age Requirement

  • 2020 Fall Departures: Students born September 02. 2001 - August 31, 2004.
  • 2020 Spring Departures: Students born January 02, 2001 - August 31, 2003.
  • Students who do not meet this age requirement will not be considered for admission.

PROGRAM DEPARTURE RETURN FULL TUITION
Fall Year Mid August Late June TBA

Tuition Includes

  • Placement with a host family
  • Enrollment in a local Sixth Form School
  • Airport transfers
  • Domestic and international travel
  • All pre-departure and post arrival orientations
  • Arrival Camp
  • Pre-program support by trained YFU staff
  • Support from an YFU Area Representative while on program
  • Comprehensive insurance

Language

English. Students must be fluent.

Host Family Placement

Students will be placed with a carefully-selected local British host family in England, Whales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland. Students should keep in mind that they could be placed with non-traditional families, meaning they can be placed with any kind of family to include single parent homes with no children and double placements.

+ Semester Programs

As a YFU student in the United Kingdom, you’ll live with a local host family and attend a local high school. Part of your experience overseas will be:

School

Students will attend a local private Sixth Form School. Sixth Form is the equivalent of high school in the US, and helps prepare students for university. Sixth Form consists of two years, with AS exams after the first year and A-level exams after the second. Students select 3 or 4 subjects of their choice, depending on availability, and will also take a more general subject like critical thinking or extended project qualification. The academic expectations placed on students in the UK are high, so be prepared to study hard!

Orientations

All students applying for the semester program must be available for a mandatory 3-day National Pre-Departure Orientation, which usually takes place in mid-July or early December (Spring departures). This orientation is a required part of the program aimed at preparing students for their experience overseas. All students applying for a Fall program will participate in a one-day local pre-departure orientation in May or June.

When students arrive in the United Kingdom, they will be joined by other students for a 3-day workshop on cultural and social differences. This arrival camp may be held in Ireland or the UK, and includes cultural acitivies and tours. Students then attend a post-arrival orientation in England within 3-4 weeks of the program's start date. All orientation costs are included in program tuition.

Age Requirement

  • 2020 Fall Departures: Students born September 02. 2001 - August 31, 2004.
  • 2020 Spring Departures: Students born January 02, 2001 - August 31, 2003.
  • Students who do not meet this age requirement will not be considered for admission.

PROGRAM DEPARTURE RETURN FULL TUITION
Fall Semester Mid August Late January TBA
Spring Semester Early January Late June TBA

Tuition Includes

  • Placement with a host family
  • Enrollment in a local Sixth Form School
  • Airport transfers
  • Domestic and international travel
  • All pre-departure and post arrival orientations
  • Arrival Camp
  • Pre-program support by trained YFU staff
  • Support from an YFU Area Representative while on program
  • Comprehensive insurance

Language

English. Students must be fluent.

Host Family Placement

Students will be placed with a carefully-selected local British host family in England, Whales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland. Students should keep in mind that they could be placed with non-traditional families, meaning they can be placed with any kind of family to include single parent homes with no children and double placements.

+ Trimester Program

As a YFU student in the United Kingdom, you’ll live with a local host family and attend a local high school. Part of your experience overseas will be:

School

Students will attend a local private Sixth Form School. Sixth Form is the equivalent of high school in the US, and helps prepare students for university. Sixth Form consists of two years, with AS exams after the first year and A-level exams after the second. Students select 3 or 4 subjects of their choice, depending on availability, and will also take a more general subject like critical thinking or extended project qualification. The academic expectations placed on students in the UK are high, so be prepared to study hard!

Orientations

All students applying for the trimester program must be available for a mandatory 3-day National Pre-Departure Orientation, which usually takes place in mid-July. This orientation is a required part of the program aimed at preparing students for their experience overseas. All students will participate in a one-day local pre-departure orientation in May or June.

When students arrive in the United Kingdom, they will be joined by other students for a 3-day workshop on cultural and social differences. This arrival camp may be held in Ireland or the UK, and includes cultural acitivies and tours. Students then attend a post-arrival orientation in England within 3-4 weeks of the program's start date. All orientation costs are included in program tuition.

Age Requirement

  • 2020 Fall Departures: Students born September 02. 2001 - August 31, 2004.
  • Students who do not meet this age requirement will not be considered for admission.

PROGRAM DEPARTURE RETURN FULL TUITION
Fall Trimester Mid August Late December TBA

Tuition Includes

  • Placement with a host family
  • Enrollment in a local Sixth Form School
  • Airport transfers
  • Domestic and international travel
  • All pre-departure and post arrival orientations
  • Arrival Camp
  • Pre-program support by trained YFU staff
  • Support from an YFU Area Representative while on program
  • Comprehensive insurance

Language

English. Students must be fluent.

Host Family Placement

Students will be placed with a carefully-selected local British host family in England, Whales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland. Students should keep in mind that they could be placed with non-traditional families, meaning they can be placed with any kind of family to include single parent homes with no children and double placements.